One More Missing Royal Thai Navy Sailor Found Deceased, Seven Still Missing, Death Toll Rises to 22

Prachuap Khiri Khan –

One more body of a navy officer who had gone missing was found. Seven of them are still missing and the death toll rose to 22.

Our first previous story:

A Royal Thai Navy ship capsized off of the Bang Saphan district. 73 crew members have been rescued while approximately 33 are still in the sea.

Now for the update:

The Royal Thai Navy has announced this morning (December 28th) at 11:30 A.M. they found one more body near the Samet Island in Chumphon. The body is now being examined for positive identification.

This brings the total death toll to 22, while 7 are still missing. 20 of the 22 are positively identified as crewmen of the HTMS Sukhothai. Search and rescue efforts are underway.


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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.