Royal Thai Navy finds another two deceased bodies believed to be sunken corvette’s crewmen

National —

The commander of the 1st Naval Region announced the discovery of another two dead bodies believed to be those of missing crewmen of the ill-fated HTMS Sukhothai.

Vice Admiral Pichai Lorchusakul, commander of the 1st Naval Region, said the bodies were found at 8 PM last night, December 24th, and would be transported to the mainland by HTMS Kraburi and HTMS Narathiwat. One of the bodies was later identified as Waraphong Bunsakorn, a crewman of the corvette, according to the commander.

This brings the total death toll to 11 people, while 18 are still missing. 6 of the 11 are positively identified as crewmen of the HTMS Sukhothai. Search and rescue efforts are underway.

Have a General news tip, press release, question, comment, etc? We are not interested in SEO proposals. Mail us at

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.