Two Foreigners and Captain Survives After Krabi Long-tail Boat Capsizes


Krabi –

Two foreign tourists and a boat captain have been rescued after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi.

The Than Bok Khorani National Park Office told the Phuket Express that they were notified over the past weekend that a long-tail boat which was carrying foreign tourists was capsized between Hong Island and Hang Nak Cape.

Rescue teams arrived in the area in question to find the long tail boat which had capsized was being towed and rescued by two other tour boats.

The boat captain, Mr. Prasit Sansamut, 43, and two foreign tourists were safely rescued to land. Prasit told the Phuket Express that there were strong waves that hit the boat before water leaked into the boat and the boat started to sink.

However, the Krabi Marine Office is investigating the incident.

The names of the foreign tourists involved were not released by rescue agencies.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.