Barge sinks off Phuket, no fatalities or injuries reported

PUBLISHED ON WED, MAY 17, 2017 4:53 PM

Barge sinks off Phuket, no fatalities or injuries reported

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The vessel sunk around one nautical mile off the south coast of Phuket. Photo: Phuket Marine Office 5

 

PHUKET: -- A barge carrying a crane sank off the south coast of Phuket yesterday afternoon with no fatalities or injuries to those on board being reported.

 

At 3pm yesterday (May 16), Phuket Marine Office 5 received information that the Thai barge “Tanyongpuyu” weighing 107.85 ton and carrying a crane had sunk approximately one nautical mile off the coast of Ao Yon at the south of Phuket.

 

Marine officials learned that at 7:50am the barge hit some rocks and started taking on water and that by 2pm the vessel had sunk.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/barge-sinks-off-phuket-no-fatalities-or-injuries-reported-62179.php

 
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