Five Filipino Tourists, Guide, and Driver Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Phang Nga

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Five Filipino tourists, a guide, and a driver have been rescued after a long-tail boat capsized in Phang Nga.

The head of the Phang Nga Bay National Park Mr. Natthawat Nuisringam told the Phuket Express that on Monday afternoon, (May 22nd), they were notified of the incident one kilometer from Baan Sam Chong.

They arrived at the scene to find five Filipinos, a tour guide, and the boat driver floating in the sea. They were all wearing life jackets. The capsized boat was found nearby. The boat driver, whose name was not released by relevant officials, stated that there were strong waves that hit the boat before the vessel capsized.

All individuals involved were safely taken back to land and nobody was seriously injured.

This boat related incident was not nearly as tragic as this recent one in which 35 people, mostly foreign tourists, were injured.

There have also been a number of other boat accidents recently, which we covered here:

Two foreign tourists and a boat captain have been rescued after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi.

A Malaysian mother and her six year old daughter have been pronounced dead after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi.

Nine Swedish tourists have survived after a long-tailed boat capsized in Krabi.

An Australian and a Myanmar tourist have been rescued after a long-tailed boat engine was malfunctioned near an island in Krabi.

The Krabi Marine Office has called in about 80 long-tail boats in Krabi which were modified by adding roofs after three long-tail boats capsized with two deaths and many people injured in two months.

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.