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Diesel-carrying cargo ship sinks off Phuket

PHUKET: A cargo ship carrying 5,000 litres of diesel and food sank off Koh Kheaw (Green Island) yesterday, all people on board were rescued and no injuries were reported.

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Friday 17 February 2017, 04:18PM


At 4:30pm yesterday (Feb16) at Rassada Pier, Lt Col Prasert Srikhunnarat together with officers from the Phuket Marine Police questioned 35-year-old Mr Thanee Martchay from Phang Nga – the Captain of the Chocksutthida 2 cargo ship – and Mr Tone, a Burmese crew member who were on board the vessel when it sank off Koh Kheaw earlier in the day.

Lt Col Prasert said, “Early yesterday afternoon we received information that a cargo sink had sunk at Koh Kheaw. The boat was heading to a hotel on Phi Phi Island and sunk at around 3pm.

“The ship was carrying fresh and dried food and 28 tanks of diesel totalling 5,000 litres.

“Luckily the Pichamon 2009 tour boat was nearby and went to assist when they saw the boat in trouble. All of the containers with diesel inside were removed from the water and onto the rescuing boat before Mr Thanee and Mr Tone were brought back to shore,” he said.

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Mr Thanee said, “I took off from Jearawanit Pier in Rassada and was heading to Phi Phi Island. A big wave about two to three metres high hit the front of the boat, which already has a crack, and the crack became bigger and started to let in water.

“I could not control the ship so I decided to call my boss to inform what had happened, I also contacted a friend who was nearby to see if they could come and help us.” he said.

“My crew and I were wearing lifeguard jackets and after the ship sank we were in the sea. A passing boat, Pichamon 2009, came and rescued us and also helped pull the diesel containers from the sea,” he added.

 

 

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Kurt | 18 February 2017 - 10:48:01

As the Freedom Dolpin passed, stopped, and noticed propane gas bottles and drums diesel oil in the water, + oil slick, than the people interviewed earlier by PN where lying about getting all the diesel oil drums out of the water.

And a sloppy police job of the RTP Lt Col of police not to convince himself, and just 'believe' what he was told.
The Pichamon 2009 brought..all the 28 drums diesel oil... back to shore?
Did the police officer count till 28?
How many diesel oil drums were on the shipping manifest?
How many extra diesel oil drums were on the cracking boat that sunk?
Was that vessel overloaded?
Many questions.
This are the disasters that ruin coral and marine life for many years.

28 drums diesel oil, 5000 liters, that is about 170 kg per diesel oil drum.
Did the rescue vessel having the equipment to lift 28 drums a 170 kg on board? Must have taken a few hours.

If the vessel sunk at 3:00 PM, and the rescue vessel was ( notice sailing time + rescue+ lifting 28 drums a 170 kg).  back at 04:30 PM at the Rassada pier, it is impossible to believe they lifted 28 drums of diesel oil a 170 kg out of the water.
They are lying.

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Kurt | 18 February 2017 - 09:33:26

...."A big wave hit the front of the boat which already has a crack"..!!!
Yes-yes. Seamanship optima forma.

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Alanc | 18 February 2017 - 00:48:45

We passed on Freedom Dolphin, approx 30 to 45 mins after the incident, stopped to see if anyone was in the water. There was a great deal of debris floating including propanne gas bottles , food and lots of diesel containers, a oil slick was visible. Clearly many of the decile containers were still in the water

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