Coastal container ship SUNTUD SAMUT 2 ran into trouble at night Dec 17-18 in Gulf of Siam, while en route from Surat Thani to Laem Chabang, Thailand, with 36 containers on board, in stormy weather brought by strong northern wind, raging in the area since Dec 17. The ship approached coast, last AIS pos was 1.7 nm off beach. The ship reported distress situation and requested assistance, reportedly she sank, but it is not confirmed. Understood 9 crew were rescued.
Coastal container ship SUNTUD SAMUT 2, MMSI 567551475, length 122 meters, flag Thailand.