HTMS Sukhothai warship experienced an engine malfunction and also went down right before midnight regarding 20 maritime miles off the shore.

Thailand’s armed forces deployed battleships as well as helicopters on Monday to try to locate 33 marines missing out on after a corvette sank over night in rough waters in the Gulf of Thailand, the navy stated.

Three navy vessels as well as 2 helicopters were sent to find the missing off Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok, after the HTMS Sukhothai warship suffered an engine malfunction and decreased right before midnight about 20 nautical miles off the coastline.

An overnight rescue goal in bad weather protected 73 of the 106 people aboard, the navy stated, with the continuing to be 33 compelled to desert ship.

The navy published images as well as video footage on its Twitter account showing a team of employees in orange vests in a black inflatable raft relocating away from a ship in darkness as waves swelled around it. It was not immediately clear the number of boatings had been deployed.

The Sukhothai, a US-built corvette in operation because 1987, was struck by strong waves on Sunday, forcing it to tilt to one side before ending up being swamped with seawater, navy spokesperson Admiral Pogkrong Monthardpalin claimed.

An image shared by the navy revealed the grey vessel flipped over onto its side, while one more picture on a scanner screen revealed the bow of the ship as well as a gun turret poking out over the waterline as it decreased.

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Last Updated: 19 December 2022