Marine police on Wednesday morning rescued 15 crewmen who abandoned ship when a fire broke out on their fishing boat about seven nautical miles off the coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Pranburi district.
Pol Lt Col Ratthasak Imrittha, chief of Pranburi marine police station, said he received a radio report from the crew of the Choke Watcharapol 9 about 3.10am that the vessel was on fire and asking for help.
He then sent a patrol boat to rescue them and alerted rescue units on shore to stand by to take any injured people to hospital as needed. The marine police patrol boat had plucked all 15 crew from the sea and brought them safely to shore, he said.
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