HTMS Sukhothai disaster: 76 out of 105 crewmen rescued

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The bodies of four sailors who were missing after the disaster with a ship of the Thai navy were recovered on Tuesday. The commander of the Thai Navy, Choengchai Chomchongpaet, said at a press conference. Earlier in the day, news broke that a crew member was found alive.

Of the 105 crew members, 76 have now been rescued. The work of the rescue services is complicated by the wind and waves.

The HTMS Sukhothai had sunk in the Gulf of Thailand on the night of Sunday to Monday. The accident occurred 37 kilometers from the Thai coast, at the height of Bang Saphan district. As a result of the strong tide, the electrical system of the patrol vessel would have been damaged, causing the ship’s machinery to stall.