23 May 2024

Three tourists and four crew members from a speed boat were safely rescued today (Saturday), after their vessel capsized near Ma Island in the Andaman Sea.

Responding to a distress call from the Andaman Adventure Company, operator of the speed boat service, after its vessel took on water as it was heading for Phuket from Lanta Island, marine police and other officials from the Hat Nopparat Thara National Park rushed to the rescue.

The rescue team managed to pluck all the seven crew members and passengers from the sea and took them to hospital on Phi-Phi Island for first-aid treatment.