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Operation to assess salvaging of Sukhothai corvette to begin on February 21


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The Thai and US navies will launch a joint operation on February 21, to explore the sunken Sukhothai corvette, to destroy the remaining ammunition and, if possible, to salvage the ship, Admiral Adung Phan-iam, the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, said today.

 

The ship sank off the coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan on the night of December 19th, 2022. Of the 106 officers and men on board, 24 died and 75 were rescued. Five naval officers are still unaccounted for after extensive searches.

 

Admiral Adung said that the RTN wanted to salvage the ship by itself, but could not because it lacks the necessary equipment and has had to seek help from the US navy, after the RTN was reminded by the US of its commitment, under the military sale agreement, that all the ammunition on board the Sukhothai must be destroyed.

 

Caption: A diver inspects the sunken Sukhothai corvette. In the photo, a sign reads ‘Sukhothai’.”

 

Full story: Thai PBS 2024-02-12

 

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Of the 106 officers and men on board, 24 died and 75 were rescued. Five naval officers are still unaccounted for after extensive searches.

And the remaining 2 persons …?

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7 hours ago, rebo said:
9 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Of the 106 officers and men on board, 24 died and 75 were rescued. Five naval officers are still unaccounted for after extensive searches.

And the remaining 2 persons …?

Just some more TAT counting.

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