Nine Swedish Tourists Survive after Boat Capsizes in Krabi, Thailand

Krabi –

Nine Swedish tourists have survived after a long-tailed boat capsized in Krabi.

The Head of the Than Bok Khorani National Park Mr. Weerasak Srisajjang stated to the Thai media that they were notified of the incident on Sunday (February 5th) near the Hong Island in the Khao Thong sub-district, Mueang Krabi.

Rescue teams went to the scene to find nine male and female Swedish nationals and the boat captain in the sea near the long-tailed boat which was capsized. They were all rescued and safely taken back to land.

It has been reported that the tourists were taking photos on one side of the boat which caused the boat to lean over. Water leaked into the boat before it capsized. They were all wearing life jackets.

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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.