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Southern Thai beach covered in planks after container ship capsizes


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Picture: Siam Rath


Siam Rath reported that Sairee beach in Chumphon, southern Thailand was covered in planks of various sizes. 


They came from four containers that had broken up just offshore.


At two other beaches in the area there were eight more containers floating.


The containers had been part of a consignment of 42 containers that were on a vessel called Santhat Samut 4 that capsized 8.6 nautical miles offshore.


The containers full of planks were being taken from Surat Thani to Lat Krabang.


Ten crew were rescued by national park staff in the area. 


The media said that as yet no one had stepped forward to sort out the mess. 



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10 hours ago, Callmeishmael said:

They look like teak.  A bit of salt water wouldn't hurt them, just dry them out and you've got tens of thousands of baht worth of wood!

I doubt there using Teak wood to make transport containers.


Be nice though.  Nice looking planks in any case. 

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On 11/7/2022 at 11:03 AM, ThailandRyan said:

Looks like some locals will be gathering planks to help remodel their homes.  Unless of course the police catch them and then they will be made to walk the Plank.

I WOODnt plank on it. ????

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