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Speedboat in trouble off Phi Phi

PHUKET: A speedboat, the Luk Pradu Tor Ror 26, believed to be carrying 37 tourists from the Jian Sin Pier in Rassada, Phuket, to Phi Phi, has been reported capsized by strong seas at about 3pm today (August 27).


Paritta Wangkiat

Monday 27 August 2012, 04:30PM


The boat capsized in the area indicated by the red circle, almost exactly halfway between Phuket and Phi Phi. Image: Google maps.
The boat capsized in the area indicated by the red circle, almost exactly halfway between Phuket and Phi Phi. Image: Google maps.

The Superintendent of Krabi Marine Office, Pol Maj Prakarn Phukate, told The Phuket News that it is not yet clear whether anyone had drowned or was injured, but it is understood that 12 people have so far been rescued.

Marine Police are now heading to the area where the incident took place, between Koh Maiton and Koh Kai, near Hin Musang (Shark Point), roughly halfway between Phuket and Phi Phi.

Waves offshore are reported to be running at heights of three metres, conditions in which small boats were urged not to leave the shore.

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