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Missing girl's body found near sunken ferry near Phuket

KRABI: The body of a 12-year-old girl, missing since the ferry Ao Nang Princess 5 burned and sank yesterday afternoon (April 8) was found this morning.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 9 April 2015, 12:27PM


The search started at 8 this morning with divers going down to the wreck..

The search started at 8 this morning with divers going down to the wreck..

Four divers were sent down at 8am this morning to the sunken vessel and just before 11am located the body of Shani Maril, from Israel, about 100 metres from the wreck, said Suwatchara Worapradit from the Krabi Department for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

Shani was the only victim of the disaster on the ferry, which was carrying 115 passengers – 107 adults and 8 children – on a one-day cruise from Phi Phi to Phuket via Nopparatthara Beach in Krabi. Apart from Shani, everyone was rescued unharmed.

The vessel caught fire and sank close to Nopparatthara Beach. The captain, Wirat Jittraporn, 51, said the fire started in the engine room. An electrical short-circuit is suspected but this has yet to be confirmed.

Original story here.

 

 

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malczx7r | 10 April 2015 - 16:19:31

You only have to watch the speed in which the tour boats come flying into the beach at Chalong which is supposed to be 5 knots and the Marine office is there who do nothing about it to see how nothing is enforced, a disaster waiting to happen

Confused Kevin | 09 April 2015 - 15:46:20

There are to many boating accidents in Phuket. There seems to be no control of the tourist marine industry despite the huge revenue stream it generates here.  The  day trip boats around Koh  Phi,Phi  are just insane the speed that they travel, there are no rules of the sea followed, there will be many more accidents for sure. Phuket does not need any more bad news. How about some serious police pr...

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