6 June 2024

Two freighters loaded with cargo containers collided in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River today (Tuesday), in front of Samut Prakan provincial hall.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths, but one of the freighters, OPK3, now has a hole in its hull, about a metre long and a metre wide, which is letting in water.

Marine workers are attempting to pump the water out of the vessel to prevent it from sinking.

The other freighter, NP Pathum Thani, sustained only minor damage.