“Ghost ship” discovered off Thailand coast, Navy investigates deserted Chinese vessel

What many are calling a “ghost ship” was found sinking in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The deserted Chinese cargo ship was spotted by workers working at an offshore oil rig. No one was on board the vessel.
The employees on the Chevron rigs reported the vessel to the 2nd Naval Area Command in the southern province Songkhla. The investigation was then immediately launched by authorities, sending off a drone to find out whether they might tow the ship to land at Pak Nam Tapi in Surat Thani’s Muang district.
But Formula triggered the ship to flood, sinking it off the coast of Sichon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat, the place native fishermen had been urged to avoid the sunken area due to the leaking of oil from it. Officials have told locals that the cleaning might be accomplished within three days before it reaches the waters around Surat Thani’s major vacationer points of interest of Koh Madsum and Koh Mu.
Although the navy attempted to drag the ship out of the sea, it was severely damaged and a lot of the ship’s nautical tools, including the anchor, was damaged, with the engine room flooded, and the ship’s battery had solely enough power to maintain the lights on.
The authorities had to pump out about half of the water it had taken on board. A source to the Bangkok Post that they suspect the vessel floated into Thai waters after working in Vietnam or Cambodia..

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