The Royal Thai Navy announced this evening that a total of six sailors were found by rescue teams looking for sailors missing from the sinking of the HTMS Sukhothai on Sunday, December 18th, but tragically five were deceased, with one survivor.
Four of the six sailors were deceased when they were found, with another later passing away while under medical care, stated Admiral Chonlatit Nawanukroh to the Thai media.
A statement made from the official Twitter PR account of the Royal Thai Navy this evening, December 20th, said that 24 sailors are still missing from the Sukhothai with 5 confirmed dead and 76 rescued/alive.
สรุป ยอดกำลังพล ทั้งหมด 105 นาย
1.ค้นพบแล้ว 81 นาย (รอดชีวิต 76 นาย เสียชีวิต 5 นาย)
2.กำลังค้นหา 24 นาย#กองทัพเรือ#เรือหลวงสุโขทัย
— กองทัพเรือ ROYAL THAI NAVY (@prroyalthainavy) December 20, 2022
A 24-hour-a-day search and rescue operation continues for the 24 sailors still missing after the ship sank Sunday night.
For more about the sinking of the HTMS Sukhothai click here.