Ships collide on Chao Phraya River

Ships collide on Chao Phraya River

The stricken cargo vessel O.P.K 3, grounded on the shoreline of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan province after being hit by the NP Pathum Thani on Tuesday morning.  (Photo:@Ruamduay twitter account)
The stricken cargo vessel O.P.K 3, grounded on the shoreline of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan province after being hit by the NP Pathum Thani on Tuesday morning. (Photo:@Ruamduay twitter account)

Two cargo ships collided on the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan province on Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred about 11am, police said.

No crew members were injured.

The two ships were travelling in opposition directions.

The vessel O.P.K 3 was departing from Bangkok Port for Laem Chabang port. The NP Pathum Thani had come from Laem Chabang and was heading to Klong Toey port.

As the two boats passed in front of the provincial hall, the NP Pathum Thani crashed into the left side of the O.P.K 3, reports said.

The force of the collision left a hole in the O.P.K. 3's hull.

Marine police and officials removed 51 containers from the O.P.K 3. Buoys were placed around the ship to prevent an oil slick.

NP Pathum Thani was only slightly damaged. The owners of the two ships reported to police.

Two cargo vessels collide on the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Vocabulary

  • buoy (noun): an object that floats on top of the water to show ships and boats where it is safe and where it is dangerous -
  • cargo: things that are being sent by ship, plane, train or truck - สินค้าที่บรรทุกและจัดส่งโดยเรือ เครื่องบินหรือรถไฟ
  • collision: an accident in which a vehicle or person that is moving crashes into something - การชนประสานงา
  • container: something used for storing or holding things - หีบบรรจุ
  • hull (noun): the main, bottom part of a ship, that goes in the water - ตัวเรือ, ลำเรือ
  • oil slick (noun): large amounts of oil floating on the water, what happens after an oil spill, one form of man-made disaster - คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ
  • port: an area of water where ships stop, including the buildings around it - ท่าเรือ
  • provincial hall: the main government building in a provincial capital - ศาลากลางจังหวัด
  • vessel: a boat or ship - เรือ
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