Yet Again Boat Sinks In Pattaya SeaA boat which was carrying passengers from Ko Lan Island back to Pattaya started taking on water and sank. Luckily all the passengers were saved by another boat.
PATTAYA – May 31,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; Pol.Col.Suktad Pumpanmuang- superintendent of Pattaya police station- was notified that a transportation boat Pattaya-Ko Lan island was sinking off ThongLang beach KoLan island. After notification the police officers and rescue team immediately rushed to the scene where they found the sinking boat. Fortunately, another boat had rescued all the passengers. The passengers were officers from a Buriram court.
Upon questioning Mr.Khamtan Tungtaisong-aged 47 one of the crew he said that they were on their way back to Pattaya when the boat started taking on water so he quickly called another boat to rescue the passengers.
Mr Rewat Phoriang-director of the marine department ordered the boat to be salvaged so they can inspect its hull to find the cause of the sinking.
The reporters added that the operator had lost a boat before due to sinking so they changed their company name to the new one.