Aug 3 UPDATE: 1 body (skipper) was recovered, and 2 persons were rescued. 4 remain missing, SAR continues.
Ferry RAJA 4 was caught in rough weather at night Aug 1, capsized and sank, while en route from Koh Samui island to Donsak Ferry Pier, Surat Tani province, Thailand, Gulf of Siam. There were 12 crew and 4 passengers (3 truck drivers and 1 woman) on board, and a cargo of garbage, 3 big lorries and a pickup. Police patrol boats and RIBs responded, 9 people were rescued, 7 remain missing.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship RAJA 4, IMO 7812517, GT 324, built 1978, flag Thailand, operator Raja Ferry Plc (Don Sak – Koh Samui ferry line).