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Tourists rescued from capsized boat headed for Phuket

Tourists rescued, photo by Thai PBS.

Tourists were rescued from a capsized boat headed for Phuket from Koh Lanta yesterday. The boat capsized in the Andaman Sea near Koh Ma.

Marine police and officials from the Hat Nopparat Thara National Park rushed to rescue the three tourists and four crew members after they received a distress call from the Andaman Adventure Company, the operator of the speed boat.

Luckily, the rescuers were able to bring all seven people to safety, Thai PBS reported. The rescuers brought the tourists and crew members to a hospital on Koh Phi Phi for first-aid.

Incidents of boats capsizing make headlines from time to time in Thailand.

Last month, nine Swedish tourists and a Thai boat driver were rescued from the Krabi sea in southern Thailand when their longtail boat capsized near Hong Island.

The boat driver explained that his longtail boat “Mermaid” is…

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