2 killed and three rescued in boat collision close to Koh Samui

A fishing boat and an oil tanker collided close to Koh Samui, an island in the southern province of Surat Thani. Three of the 5 fishermen had been rescued, whereas the opposite two died.
The Fisheries Checkpoint Management Centre Region 7 in Surat Thani notified the relevant departments at 2.20pm yesterday that the fishing boat named Talay Nam Chok eight (Lucky Sea 8) with 5 crew members collided with an oil tanker named Ocean Marine.
The collision occurred about 70 kilometres away from the coast of Koh Samui. The crew of the oil tanker was capable of rescue three of the fishermen whereas the remaining two, unfortunately, drowned. The deceased have been identified as a sixty two yr old Thai man named Manop Wantone, and a 50 year outdated Lao man named Praiwan Udom.
According to a report on ThaiRath, Praiwan’s head was minimize because of the influence of the collision, and his body was later found within the sea close to the boat. Manop’s body continues to be missing and a search celebration is at present on the lookout for him.
The crew members rescued included a sixty five year old Thai man named Sompong Charoensak, 46 12 months old Burmese man named Chit Tarn, and 33 yr previous Burmese man named Ko U.
At current, the reason for the collision has not yet been revealed, and further investigations shall be carried out by the authorities.
This isn’t the first case of an accident at sea. In January, an oil tanker exploded and caught fire at the Ruammite Dockyard in the Leam Ya district of Samut Prakarn province close to Bangkok. Ironclad and a Pit Bull dog were killed on the scene. Four individuals had been injured, whereas over a hundred and twenty who have been residents residing close by the explosion scene were affected..