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Barge sinks off Phuket, no fatalities or injuries reported

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The vessel sunk around one nautical mile off the south coast of Phuket. Photo: Phuket Marine Office 5

 

PHUKET: -- A barge carrying a crane sank off the south coast of Phuket yesterday afternoon with no fatalities or injuries to those on board being reported.

 

At 3pm yesterday (May 16), Phuket Marine Office 5 received information that the Thai barge “Tanyongpuyu” weighing 107.85 ton and carrying a crane had sunk approximately one nautical mile off the coast of Ao Yon at the south of Phuket.

 

Marine officials learned that at 7:50am the barge hit some rocks and started taking on water and that by 2pm the vessel had sunk.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/barge-sinks-off-phuket-no-fatalities-or-injuries-reported-62179.php

 
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lets see if the mark the place, sounds like in the entrance to chalong bay.

 

just saw the picture, so yes deffenetly in the entrance to chalong bay.

 

The incident was reported to Wichit Police and it is now the responsibility of the barge owner to have the vehicle recovered.
Thats the best part, so never
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7 minutes ago, huuwi said:

lets see if the mark the place, sounds like in the entrance to chalong bay

Looks like the barge tried to shortcut, and went inside the bay/sheltered area there in stead of going round. Looking at the location it went outside the shipping lanes, and outside the shipping lanes it is very treacherous there.

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From memory at least 3 of these barges have sunk in local waters in the last year or so. (and one ship). And that's not even counting the speedboat and ferry mishaps.

There must be something very wrong with maritime safety procedures and crew training here.

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