Search continues for missing four from capsized ferry near Thailand’s Koh Samui

BANGKOK,  The search and rescue (SAR) operation for four people missing from a ferry that sank near Thailand’s popular tourist island of Koh Samui on Saturday night continued today. The Raja 4 ferry was carrying 12 crew members and four drivers – three 10-wheel lorries and a pickup truck loaded with garbage – when it sank in the stormy sea after […]

ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update Week 31, 27 Jul – 02 Aug 2020

REGIONAL SUMMARY: Multiple flooding events have occurred due to high-intensity rainfall and the overflowing of rivers in the provinces of Aceh, Gorontalo, and North Sulawesi in Indonesia as reported by the country’s Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB). Flooding in multiple regions due to heavy rain and the breaking of a geological sedimentary dike was also […]

Two Samui Island ferry survivors rescued but the skipper dies

Rescue teams plucked two survivors of the capsized ferry from rough seas around Samui Island today and recovered the body of the vessel’s skipper. Marine police sources said today that search is ongoing for four other missing people, adding that an air search by a helicopter is not possible due to poor visibility and strong […]

Ferry capsizes in rough seas off Samui Island, seven people still missing

Marine police and rescue workers have been searching the seas around Thailand’s Samui Island for people missing after a ferry capsized as it left the island for the mainland on Saturday. Pol Col Krisana Pattanacharoen, Deputy Spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, told the media on Sunday morning that the ferry, Racha 4, left the […]

Thammasat law professor insists Red Bull scion’s case can still be revived

Thammasat University Vice-Rector, Parinya Tewanarumitkul, said Saturday that there is new evidence which could be used to justify the reopening of the hit-and-run case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, despite the claim by the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) that the case is closed. Speaking at a panel discussion on the controversial case, held […]