Thai navy looks for 33 missing out on marines after warship sinks

Thai navy hunts for 33 missing marines after warship sinks

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In this 2018 file image, civilian rescue volunteers and Royal Thai Navy workers perform a rescue workout for maritime mishaps in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat.

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Thailand’s military released warships and helicopters on Monday to attempt to find 33 marines missing out on after a corvette sank over night in choppy waters in the Gulf of Thailand, the navy stated.

Three navy vessels and 2 helicopters were sent out to discover the missing out on off Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok, after the HTMS Sukhothai warship suffered an engine breakdown and decreased right before midnight about 20 nautical miles off the coast.

An over night rescue objective in bad weather condition protected 73 of the 106 individuals aboard, the navy stated, with the staying 33 required to desert ship.

The navy published images and video footage on its Twitter account revealing a group of personnel in orange vests in a black inflatable raft moving far from a ship in darkness as waves swelled around it. It was not right away clear the number of rafts had actually been released.

The Sukhothai, a U.S.-built corvette in usage because 1987, was struck by strong waves on Sunday, requiring it to tilt to one side prior to ending up being flooded with seawater, navy representative Admiral Pogkrong Monthardpalin stated.

An image shared by the navy revealed the grey vessel flipped over onto its side, while another image on a scanner screen revealed the bow of the ship and a weapon turret poking out above the waterline as it decreased.