Crew On board Cambodian Vessel Rescued

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Ten crew members on board a Cambodian vessel were rescued after a ship sank off Phuket, Thailand.

The vessel, Sinaran Andaman  was unable to anchor due to engine failure.  The vessel’s communication network also failed at the same time due to loss of power.  The ship sank around 10 am local time near Koh Hae Island after hitting the rocks due to strong monsoon waves.

The crew launched lifeboats and also alerted passing ships using flares.

Three crew members were rescued through the helicopter of The Royal Thai Navy and the other seven survivors were rescued by the police.

Few other accidents too have been reported from the area and this involves a fishing boat and a barge. Monsoon has wrecked havoc in this zone.

Small vessels have been prohibited  from sailing in the vicinity of Phuket by the local authorities as gigantic waves are expected to pound the area.

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