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World Thai police say 56 still missing from Phuket boat capsize

07:31  06 july  2018
07:31  06 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Tourists missing after boats capsize in Thailand

  Tourists missing after boats capsize in Thailand At least seven people are missing after two tourist boats capsized in the popular resort of Phuket in Thailand, police have said. At least seven people are missing after two tourist boats capsized in the popular resort of Phuket The boats were carrying more than 130 people when they came across rough waves in the Andaman Sea on Thursday evening local time.One of the vessels - reportedly returning to Phuket from Koh Racha - was carrying 90 passengers when it overturned.They are said to have been a group of Chinese tourists.

PHUKET , Thailand (AP) — Thai police say 56 people are still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.

PHUKET , Thailand (AP) — Thai police say 56 people are still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists. The commander of Phuket Provincial Police , Teerapol Tipcharoen

In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank are helped onto a pier from a fishing boat Thursday, July 5, 2018, on the island of Phuket, southern Thailand. A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned in rough seas off southern Thailand and dozens of passengers were unaccounted for, the Phuket governor said. (Thailand Royal Police via AP)© The Associated Press In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank are helped onto a pier from a fishing boat Thursday, July 5, 2018, on the island of Phuket, southern Thailand. A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned in rough seas off southern Thailand and dozens of passengers were unaccounted for, the Phuket governor said. (Thailand Royal Police via AP) Thai police said on Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.

The commander of Phuket Provincial Police, Teerapol Tipcharoen, said seas have calmed since the Thursday evening accident and the search is ongoing.

49 tourists missing after boat capsizes in Thailand

  49 tourists missing after boat capsizes in Thailand Forty-nine people are missing after a tourist boat capsized off the popular island resort of Phuket in Thailand.Having earlier reported that at least seven people were missing after the vessel overturned in the Andaman Sea, the governor of the island has now upgraded the total.

PHUKET , Thailand — Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.

PHUKET , Thailand — Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists. The commander of Phuket Provincial Police , Teerapol Tipcharoen

The boat was carrying 105 people, including 93 tourists, 11 crew and one tour guide when it toppled in 5m-high seas. One Chinese male passenger has been confirmed dead, and at least 12 people hospitalised.

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong said on Thursday night that 48 passengers were rescued from the boat, with 49 unaccounted for. Police previously said 90 people had been rescued from the boat and just seven were missing. The reason for the discrepancies was not clear.

Another boat also overturned off Phuket on Thursday. Officials said all 42 on board have been rescued.

Thai media showed photos of rescued people in large rubber life rafts at sea, with fishing boats and churning water in the background. The images also showed survivors being lifted from the rafts and sitting in life jackets amid ropes on the deck of what appears to be a fishing trawler.

Thais fear "no chance" of more survivors from tourist boat, nearly 60 may be dead

  Thais fear Thai rescuers deployed helicopters on Friday in a search for 29 people missing after the sinking of a boat carrying Chinese tourists, with one official saying he feared "no chance" of any more survivors, which would mean a death toll of nearly 60.The confirmed death toll from the accident off the resort island of Phuket stood at 27, but the navy said divers had spotted "quite a few bodies" in the sunken vessel, the Phoenix.

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PHUKET , Thailand – Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists. The commander of Phuket Provincial Police , Teerapol Tipcharoen

Phuket officials had earlier issued a warning of severe weather until Tuesday, including heavy rain and winds.

"All agencies are co-operating in their search at this time," Norraphat said. "We have given warnings ... but the winds are strong."

He said officials would consider whether to ban boats from going to sea during strong winds.

Thai PBS television reported late Thursday that 12 boats with 263 passengers in all had been forced by the weather to stay docked at Racha island, a popular diving spot about an hour's boat ride from Phuket.

They said they were providing food, shelter and water to the people, and if the weather did not clear, larger boats belonging to the navy would be sent to retrieve them.

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