22 tourists saved from sinking boat

OFFICIALS rescued 22 tourists from a speed boat which foundered close to the national park at Phi Phi islands today, Thai News Agency said

The boat had foundered on the eastern side of the Phi Phi islands close to the Hat Nopparat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park after it was hit by strong winds and gusts. This national park is home to an abundance of corals and marine life.

On Monday, a trawler helped bring 45 tourists and crew members to safety in Chumphon province after their boat hit an object under the sea during a sightseeing trip to an island, according to a summary of a Bangkok Post report published by Thailandnews.co.

The Racha Chumphon boat lost control due to high waves and its bottom was cracked after hitting a hard object under water when it was about two kilometers off the coast in Pathiu district, Taweechai Choksamut, the marine office chief in the province said.


Top: The beautiful Maya Beach on Ko Phi Phi Le is the location of the movie “The Beach.” Photo: Fitri Agung (CC-BY-2.0)




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