Royal Thai Navy Rescues 21 People on a Boat in Songkhla

Songkhla –

The Royal Thai Navy rescued 21 people which included three foreigners after a boat engine malfunctioned in Songkhla.

The Royal Thai Navy Second Area Command reported that on Monday (November 27th) at 10:10 A.M. they were notified from a boat in distress conducting scientific surveys that there were 21 people on the boat in total, 15 were boat crew members, one teacher, two students from the Faculty of Fisheries at a university in Songkhla and three unidentified foreigners.

The boat had originally departed from a pier in Songkhla on November 23rd. They were testing soil layer surveying equipment in the sea when the boat engine malfunctioned and the boat captain was unable to regain control of the vessel.

All people on the boat were taken back safely to land at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 27th. The boat was later pulled back to land by the company responsible for the ship.

The incident is reportedly under review by relevant agencies as of press time.

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

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.