The most recent survivor, Chananyu Kansriya, was found at sea around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday – more than 36 hours after the ship sank while patrolling an area in the Gulf of Thailand amid a storm. Kansriya was found about 37 miles from where the ship sank, and was discovered by a cargo ship, follow for the Royal Thai Navy on Twitter.
High winds and high waves continued to hamper the search operation. Commander of the Royal Thai Fleet Adung Pan-iam is quoted in local media said the roughest sea he had seen in a decade.
However, the navy tweeted Third that it will “use every second to keep searching.” In its emergency response, the Thai navy sent helicopters, military ships and now driverless car to the Gulf of Thailand, it added.
The regional naval commander, Vice Admiral Pichai Lorchusakul, due to exposure to the elements, survivors had to be located soon. speakReuters reported.
Some of the rescued people are being treated at the hospital.
The ship sank during a storm when flooding knocked out the ship’s electrical system and affected the ship’s large engine, officials speak. The crew lost control of the ship and, exacerbating the sinking, seawater began to leak on board. The clip of the boat shows that it is completely tilted towards it.
Navy officials also said authorities would investigate the sinking, including report from survivors to Thai media that there were not enough life jackets on board.