Fourteen Foreign Tourists Rescued after Water Leaks into Boat in Phang Nga

Phang Nga-

Fourteen foreign tourists and two Thais have been rescued after water leaked into a boat in the Khura Buri district.

The Similan National Park told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified from a diving boat near the Bon Island that water had leaked into the boat which they were unable to quickly remove.

Another boat which was nearby helped to transfer 14 foreign tourists and two Thais onto their boat while waiting for help from the national park service.

All of the people involved finally safely arrived at the Thap Lamu Pier in the Thai Mueang district. The boat was safely pulled back to the land.

The exact cause of the incident was still under review as of press time.

Similar incidents recently in the south and Pattaya:

About seventy tourists were evacuated after water leaked into a night ferry before it eventually sank near Ang Thong Island.

One foreigner and one Thai are still missing after a diving boat capsized in the Khuri Buri district.

Four Russians and a Thai tour guide have been rescued after a boat capsized in Mueang Phang Nga.

A catamaran carrying 29 people, the majority being foreign tourists, capsized this evening, December 23rd, 2023, near Dongtan Beach after coming from Koh Larn near sunset. There were six minor injuries.

A tourist speedboat, “Bandaya 19,” capsized near Bubu Island, about 3 km from Satun’s Lipe Island, Sunday (Dec 24). The boat carried 73 tourists, including 3 children and 4 crew members.

Three people have been rescued after water leaked into a boat at an island in Phuket.

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.