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Huge storms wreck properties as search for capsized trawlers continues

Huge storms wreck properties as search for capsized trawlers continues

BANGKOK: Around 1,800 houses in ten provinces were damaged after summer storms wreaked havoc across the Northeast and South over the weekend, as authorities continued the search for crew members of stricken trawlers off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat.

By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 18 April 2023, 09:27AM

Photo: Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

According to authorities, the storms battered 235 villages in Amnat Charoen, Surin, Chaiyaphum, Sakon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Roi Et, Kalasin, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, damaging a total of 1,781 houses across the country, reports the Bangkok Post.

Meanwhile, the search for the missing crewmembers of fishing boats that were out at sea when the storms hit continued yesterday (Apr 17), with two navy patrol boats and a helicopter from Wing 7 in Surat Thani joining in the mission off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Officials said out of the 48 boats which went out to sea from Pak Phanang district over the weekend, 10 capsized because of the storm.

Three people were pulled out of the sea in waters off Pak Phanang district by the helicopter. However, one person was found dead off Si Chon district, bringing the death toll from the storms to three as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, in Tha Sala district, rescue workers managed to save all crew members of three fishing boats which capsized due to the storm.

Out of the 16 crew members of eight boats which departed Muang district over the weekend, one died due to the storm.

In Sichon district, one trawler went out with four crew. Three of them were rescued, but a missing crewmember was feared dead.

In Surat Thani, ferry services between the mainland and Koh Samui and Koh Phangan remain unaffected, though one ferry docked at a pier took in water, prompting the closure of two piers.

Marine officials instructed Racha Ferry Co to close F1 and F2 piers until repairs were completed to the partially submerged ferry to prevent oil from spilling out.

The ferry is expected to be removed from the pier in the next two days.

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Pooliekev | 21 April 2023 - 12:41:42

@Kurt. As I said, there are none so ignorant......

DeKaaskopp | 21 April 2023 - 09:59:53

The bathtub Captain K. has spoken. It's  all good now !

Kurt | 21 April 2023 - 07:52:50

Pollikev addresses wrongly. He should advice the surviving crew of 13 capsized trawlers. Advice about 'vessel stability'. Same for the HM Sukhothai .
And for pascale, don't twist/smear. It is not parotting when posters have in different articles a congruent use of some words in their comment. That happens all the time.

Pascale | 20 April 2023 - 13:28:03

@Kurt   "A few days ago another commentator wrote....."   So you are again just parroting the writings of other poster ? Not for the first time I see.

Pooliekev | 20 April 2023 - 11:48:39

@Kurt. There are none so ignorant that cannot be educated. Look up ' Thailand seamans mission', and learn something.  That's T then H.............

Kurt | 20 April 2023 - 08:40:54

....Fishing during periods of storm warnings is asking for problems. And we read here what 'problems' occur. Loosing lives and fishing boats. Seamanship? Hello ....

Kurt | 20 April 2023 - 08:38:35

I don't see the connection coastline and lack of 'seamanship' of Thai. ( just read for example 'speeding tourboats'). A few days ago another commentator wrote that Thai are no seamen. There was no reaction of the well know reactoren. They only selective jump when they read 'Kurt'.  Is ok, but very transparant. A fishing boat is limited in manoevre. Fishing during period...

Pooliekev | 19 April 2023 - 13:05:11

@Kurt. Thailand has 3148km of coast., and yet no seamen? As an example of your nonsense this ranks highest. Stop while you're still tolerated.

Pascale | 19 April 2023 - 10:36:18

"Thai are no seaman"  And in your country all people are born as a "Seaman" of course and boats never capsize.  Your constant arrogance/superiority shown against all Thai's is astonishing. Why are you still here ?

Kurt | 19 April 2023 - 09:47:05

Sea worthy trawlers, with all deck openings closed, and riding the 'storm' with ships nose in the wind, don't capsize.  Here is plain lack of seamenship untrained crew the cause of disaster. Thai are no seamen. How are things going with the Sukhothai? Already lifted? Any crew bodies discovered inside?

JohnC | 19 April 2023 - 08:54:29

Summer storms?!!? Who writes this shite? It's the middle of Spring!!

GerryT81 | 18 April 2023 - 12:55:36

Did I miss it ?  Yes Kurt,you did. Nothing new here.

Kurt | 18 April 2023 - 10:30:30

Where we able to read any Government storm warning ahead of this happening? Did I miss it? Climate change, so houses need stronger roofmounting. That Surathani ferry company lost the last years a number of old ferries. They are all old and not kept up/serviced .
A ferry, sinking alongside a pier. Imagine the Thai tourist disaster when sinking happend in open sea? Great PR.


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