“Ghost ship” discovered off Thailand coast, Navy investigates abandoned Chinese vessel

What many are calling a “ghost ship” was found sinking within the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The abandoned Chinese cargo ship was noticed by employees working at an offshore oil rig. No one was on board the vessel.
Lifetime on the Chevron rigs reported the vessel to the 2nd Naval Area Command within the southern province Songkhla. The investigation was then immediately launched by authorities, sending off a drone to find out whether they may tow the ship to land at Pak Nam Tapi in Surat Thani’s Muang district.
But strong winds brought on the ship to flood, sinking it off the coast of Sichon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat, the place native fishermen have been urged to keep away from the sunken space because of the leaking of oil from it. Officials have advised locals that the cleansing might be carried out within three days earlier than it reaches the waters round Surat Thani’s major tourist points of interest of Koh Madsum and Koh Mu.
Although the navy tried to tug the ship out of the ocean, it was severely damaged and many of the ship’s nautical tools, including the anchor, was broken, with the engine room flooded, and the ship’s battery had solely sufficient power to keep the lights on.
The authorities needed to pump out about half of the water it had taken on board. A supply to the Bangkok Post that they believe the vessel floated into Thai waters after working in Vietnam or Cambodia..

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