10 containers lost, washed ashore on resort island beaches, Andaman sea

10 containers, some or all of them 40-foot ones, loaded with rubber wood, went overboard from container barge MCL PREMIER in Andaman sea off the coast of Satun Province, Thailand, early in the morning Aug 2 or during the night Aug 1-2. Barge was towed by tug MCL EXPRESS I (no data found) from Kantang, Trang Province, Thailand, to Penang, Malaysia. Caravan encountered heavy seas, resulting in the loss of 10 containers. All were located, with majority being washed ashore on Ko Bulon Le island beaches.



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