The bodies of two missing men – truck driver Chaichan Laosap, 47, and crewman Tiwakorn Vacharit, 18 – were found today, August 17, following the Raja 4 ferry capsizing during a storm off Koh Samui on August 1.
Divers from M.S. Service Company Limited who were hired by Raja Ferry to search for the missing victims and salvage the ferry saw the last missing bodies while they were exploring the small shipwreck.
The bodies were reportedly trapped between the loaded lorries which were still attached to the sunken ferry.
They were already decomposed and were difficult to bring up to the land due to the strong ocean current, according to the rescuer’s statement. They planned for their second attempt tomorrow, August 18, at 7:00 AM.
Following the capsizing incident, eleven passengers were rescued safely while three others were later found and confirmed drowned earlier this month.
The diver team also planned to salvage the ferry remains and retrieve the compressed garbage without polluting the sea after the recovery of the bodies.
Photo credit: Naew Na, article written by The Pattaya News team