“Ghost ship” found 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 deserted Chinese cargo ship was spotted by workers working at an offshore oil rig. No one was on board the vessel.
The workers on the Chevron rigs reported the vessel to the 2nd Naval Area Command in the southern province Songkhla. The investigation was then instantly launched by authorities, sending off a drone to search out out whether they might tow the ship to land at Pak Nam Tapi in Surat Thani’s Muang district.
But sturdy winds brought on the ship to flood, sinking it off the coast of Sichon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat, the place local fishermen have been urged to keep away from the sunken area as a result of leaking of oil from it. Officials have informed locals that the cleansing might be done within three days earlier than it reaches the waters around Surat Thani’s main tourist attractions of Koh Madsum and Koh Mu.
Although Off-limits attempted to drag the ship out of the ocean, it was severely broken and many of the ship’s nautical equipment, including the anchor, was damaged, with the engine room flooded, and the ship’s battery had solely sufficient energy to maintain 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 suspect the vessel floated into Thai waters after working in Vietnam or Cambodia..

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