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Foreign Tourist Finds Missing Sailor’s Backpack Off Koh Tao Beach


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The unidentified Norwegian tourist handing over the backpack he found to Thai officials. Photo: Workpointtoday.com


by TNR Staff 


A TOURIST from Norway found the backpack of one of the sailors missing after the HTMS 442 Sukhothai sank in the Gulf of Thailand last Sunday off Koh Tao beach today (Dec. 24), Workpointtoday.com said.


The unidentified tourist handed over the backpack to Pol. Lt. Thanawat Sukkhata, deputy head for investigation at Koh Tao police station, and Koh Phangan’s Deputy District Chief  Mr. Noppruek Chamnanrit.


Found within the backpack were Private Thaweesak Sae Siew’s ID card, Navy ID card number 21/64 plus Queen Sirikit Hospital and ATM cards. Also found were 46 baht in cash, a bronze-gold iPhone, clothes and toiletries.


Full story: https://thainewsroom.com/2022/12/24/foreign-tourist-finds-missing-sailors-backpack-off-koh-tao-beach/



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This is such a tragedy, and it likely could have been prevented, in several ways. Proper maintenance of the boat, a competent ship captain, who makes sure his boat is properly equipped with safety vests, and more. Heads should roll. Top brass needs to be fired and they need to be made to suffer greatly. 


What will the eventual death toll be? 

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