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A fishing boat capsized in eastern Thailand’s Trat province yesterday, forcing 7 crew members to cling to a buoy for about 10 hours. Amidst the stormy waves, a patrol boat finally came and rescued the exhausted survivors, and brought them to a nearby hospital. The boat’s skipper, Aswin, told officials that he had decided to drop anchor at the buoy, because of the brutal waves. He said the waves had flooded the engine room. When the crew tried to pump water out, the pump then got flooded as well. Aswin said he then called Trat province’s rescue centre before the […]

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