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Rescue teams search for Russian man missing at Similan Islands

PHUKET: Marine Police and Royal Thai Navy rescue teams today are continuing their search for missing Russian national Alexey Stashkov, who disappeared from a yacht at the Similan Islands on Monday (Oct 31).

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Yutthawat Lekmak

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 01:18PM

Yacht captain Vladimir Komogorov said he circled Koh Miang twice looking for his friend Alexey Stashkov, but failed to find him. Photo: Royal Thai Navy
Yacht captain Vladimir Komogorov said he circled Koh Miang twice looking for his friend Alexey Stashkov, but failed to find him. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

Mr Stashkov arrived at the popular tourist islands on board the sailing yacht Revolution, skippered by fellow Russian national and friend Mikhail Komogorov*, explained V/Adm Surapol Kuptaphan, commander of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command.

“Mr Komogorov said that he left Chalong Pier in Phuket and arrived at the Similian Islands and moored at Koh Miang (Island 4) on Monday,” V/Adm Surapol told The Phuket News.

In his report to Navy search teams, Mr Komogorov said, “We stopped the boat near Ko Miang or Ko Si. While I was sleeping, my friend went swimming in the sea, but after I woke up I could not see him.

“I called out his name and shouted, ‘Where are you?’ I drove the boat around the island twice looking for him, but I couldn’t find him.”

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Naval officers have called in fishing vessels and tourist boats in the area to assist in the search, V/Adm Surapol said.

“They are still searching, and will continue the search for now,” he said.

*Initially the name was wrongly reported as Vladimir, updated on November 3.



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Kurt | 03 November 2016 - 14:39:27

bigasail33:  Reading above article, I guess Similans are open. Dunno or there is a different time frame for Surin, but scuba dive centers can tell you.

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bigasail33 | 03 November 2016 - 07:46:11

Is the Similans and Surin already open? Horst

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