Tour Boat with 42 Foreign Tourists Gets Stuck on a Sandbank in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A tour boat with 42 tourists from Phuket became stuck on a sandbank in Phang Nga.

The head of the Ao Phang Nga National Park, Mr. Nattawat Nuisringam, told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they helped a tour boat that became stuck on a sandbank between Takeng Hill and Nom Sao Hill when it was low tide.

The boat was traveling from Phuket with 42 foreign tourists. They were traveling to the Hat Nopparat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi and Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Boat crews and foreign tourists were trying to push the boat off the bank for half an hour but failed. National Park staffers finally pushed the boat from the sandbank.

There were no injuries from the incident but several tourists were irritated at the delay to their tour schedule.

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.