Samui ferry capsized at Surat Thani, Thailand

Ferry RAJA 10 capsized and rested starboard on pier and on bottom at Surat Thani port, Surat Thani Province, Thailand, Gulf of Siam, in the morning Apr 16. Ferry is linking Surat Thani with famous islands Samui and Pha Ngan, reportedly she lost stability and capsized during mooring, before boarding started. No injures reported. RAJA 10 is to be stabilized and refloated, already said ferry’s operator.
Ro-ro passenger ship RAJA 10 (R10), IMO 9073555, GT 699, built 1983, flag Thailand, operator Raja Ferry Port.



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