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Sunken yacht found off Railay Beach, east of Phuket

Sunken yacht found off Railay Beach, east of Phuket

PHUKET: A sunken yacht was discovered at Railay Beach in Krabi, east of Phuket, yesterday. No fatalities or injures were reported.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 10:17AM


At this stage it is believed that water got into the sail boat causing it to sink. Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

At this stage it is believed that water got into the sail boat causing it to sink. Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

Chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Worapoj Lomlim was notified yesterday (Mar 12) that a yacht had sunk about one kilometre from the shore of Railay Beach.

Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park officers arrived at the scene to find a mast emerging from the sea.

Officers placed buoys in the water to mark off the area in order to prevent any collision when other boats approach the scene.

The owner was contacted and requested to move the sailboat as soon as possible.

Mr Worapoj said, “The owner of the yacht is a Thai national who runs a tourism business on Railay Beach.

On Sunday afternoon (Mar 11), the owner moored the boat off the beach before going ashore. At this stage we believe water got into the sailboat, causing it to sink. Luckily, no one was on the yacht at the time.”

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Kurt | 13 March 2018 - 14:59:43

Bright thinking/believing of khun Woraput.
With such believing you never can be wrong. hahaha.
Were the buoys sett out light buoys? For night time?
For day time buoys are not needed, yes? 
Spot marks itselves.
Are yachts in Thailand by law allowed to drop anchor and than be abandon?
No crewmember acquired to remain on board?

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