31 sailors are still missing after the ship sank in the Gulf of Thailand and the search is on.
According to the foreign news agency, the spokesman for the Thai Navy says that the ship sank 20 nautical miles from the coast after being hit by a storm in the Gulf of Thailand.
The spokesman for the Thai Navy has said that the warship’s engine malfunctioned due to strong waves, which resulted in the accident.
3 ships and 2 helicopters have been immediately dispatched to search for the missing sailors in Prachuap Khare Khan state, south of Bangkok.
According to the spokesman, despite the bad weather late at night, the rescue operation was started immediately, as a result of which 78 out of 109 people on board the ship have been found, while 31 sailors are still missing and the search is on.