Captain Dies after Long-Tail Boat Carrying 31 Foreign Tourists Crashes in Krabi

Krabi –

A boat captain died after two long-tail boats which carried 31 foreign tourists crashed near an island in Krabi.

The Krabi Marine Police told the Phuket Express that two long-tail boats crashed near the Poda Island earlier this week. One boat carried 21 foreign tourists and another boat carried 10 foreign tourists. All foreign tourists were safe.

However one of the boat captains, Mr. Apichart Gobthaisong, 37, fell into the sea and had gone missing since then. A search was launched and on Monday (February 19th) the body of Mr. Apichart was tragically found near the Chicken Island.

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.