Sunday, 3 November 2013

Koh Larn ferry sinks off Pattaya

Current reports suggest 6 people have been killed and up to 200 people have been injured in what is being described as Pattaya’s worst maritime accident in living history. 

The boat which sunk is a 2-storey ferry with a licensed capacity of 150 passengers. It has now been confirmed that 209 passengers were on-board when it sunk approximately 500 meters off the coast of Nuan Beach on Larn island, approximately 7kms off the coast of Pattaya. 

Unconfirmed reports suggest a water pump was not working on the vessel which caused it to sink in under 1 minute after passengers quickly moved to the upper-deck making the boat highly unstable.

Read the full article at Pattaya One News.

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