Body of 1 of 3 missing fishermen recovered

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One of the missing members of a sunken fishing boat was retrieved by the navy from Pattaya Bay.

Patrol Boat 226 collected the remains of the Cambodian man identified only as 26-ear-old Huang about three nautical miles off Koh Rin July 19. The corpse was taken to Bang Saray Pier where he was identified.

Huang, fellow Cambodian Pan, 38, and Thai captain Akarapong Wikol, 34, were declared missing at sea following the July 17 accident in which their boat, the S. Subsamuth 2, was hit by an oil tanker while moored near Pattaya’s Far Islands.

Six other crewmen were rescued by another fishing boat.

The navy was continuing its search for the missing crewmen, but officials believe they may have been trapped in the boat when it sank. Divers were dispatched to check the submerged wreck.