Five tourists missing as desperate air and sea rescue was mounted off Chumporn last night

CHUMPORN: — Following the capsizing of the Chokthara 2 vessel carrying 13 tourists and three crew some 11 people were saved, reported Daily News.

But just after midnight five people – believed to all be tourists – were still unaccounted for.

Navy vessels and aircraft as well as fishing boats were mobilized in the search centering on the Koh Ngam to Koh Kaloke area in Chumporn Bay.

Chumporn governor Narong Phonla-iat, the head of the regional police and a tourism chief set off from Chumporn port to coordinate the search in the middle of the night.

Daily News reported this morning that the fate of the tourists is unknown.

Source: Daily News

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