BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai navy ship sunk within the Gulf of Thailand and ships and helicopters had been working Monday to rescue sailors from the water.
As of midmorning, 75 sailors had been rescued and 31 had been nonetheless within the water, the navy stated.
Strong winds blew seawater onto the HTMS Sukhothai corvette and knocked out its electrical system Sunday night. The Royal Thai Navy dispatched three frigates and two helicopters with cellular pumping machines to attempt to help the disabled ship by eradicating the seawater but it surely couldn’t accomplish that due to the robust winds.
The lack of energy allowed extra seawater to circulation into the vessel, inflicting it to listing and sink.
It occurred whereas the warship was on patrol at sea 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the pier at Bangsaphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
While northern and central Thailand are seeing their coldest temperatures of the yr, far southern Thailand has been experiencing storms and flooding in latest days. Ships had been warned to remain ashore.