Thai Navy Hunts For 33 Lacking Marines After Warship Sinks

Thai Warship Sinks, Navy Searches For 33 Missing Marines

The Sukhothai was hit by robust waves on Sunday, forcing it to tilt earlier than turning into flooded


Thailand’s army deployed warships and helicopters on Monday to attempt to find 33 marines lacking after a corvette sank in a single day in uneven waters within the Gulf of Thailand, the navy mentioned.

Three navy vessels and two helicopters had been despatched to seek out the lacking off Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok, after the HTMS Sukhothai warship suffered an engine malfunction and went down simply earlier than midnight about 20 nautical miles off the coast.

An in a single day rescue mission in unhealthy climate secured 73 of the 106 individuals aboard, the navy mentioned, with the remaining 33 compelled to desert ship.

The navy posted pictures and video footage on its Twitter account exhibiting a gaggle of personnel in orange vests in a black inflatable raft transferring away from a ship in darkness as waves swelled round it. It was not instantly clear what number of rafts had been deployed.

The Sukhothai, a US-built corvette in use since 1987, was hit by robust waves on Sunday, forcing it to tilt to 1 aspect earlier than turning into flooded with seawater, navy spokesperson Admiral Pogkrong Monthardpalin mentioned.

An image shared by the navy confirmed the gray vessel flipped over onto its aspect, whereas one other picture on a scanner display confirmed the bow of the ship and a gun turret poking out above the waterline because it went down.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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