Body of Myanmar Woman Found Floating near Tao Island in Surat Thani

Surat Thani –

The body of a Myanmar woman was found floating near Tao (Turtle) Island in Surat Thani.

The Royal Thai Navy reports they were notified by an unidentified local fisherman that a woman’s body was found floating about 12 nautical miles from Tao Island. Near the body fishermen found about 20 gallon drums floating in the sea.

The Royal Thai Navy rescue team went to the area to recover the body and the body was later identified by officers as Miss. AYE PA PA KHAING, 39, Myanmar national.

Officers later found out that she was working on a cargo boat with five other crew members. The boat departed from Chumphon on February 18th. Boat crew members told relevant officers that the cargo boat capsized after strong waves hit.

Five other crew members survived and only Miss Khaing was missing.

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.