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Krabi Marine Police rescue 3 Chinese men after sailboat breaks down in strong winds


Three Chinese men have been rescued off Krabi after strong winds caused the yacht’s mast to collapse and the engine failure of their sailboat. The men, named as 47 year old Mu Zezhi, the boat captain, 38 year old Jing Peng, and 47 year old Mu Deng were rescued near Koh See, according to a Phuket Express report.

Krabi Marine Police were alerted to a sailboat named “Suntess”, floating in the water off Koh See, with a broken mast and damaged engine. It’s understood the vessel was registered in China. The Chinese men had departed from a marina in the Krabi sub-district of Pak Nam, to tour the nearby islands.

PHOTO: The Phuket Express

As they were on their way back to the marina, the wind picked up and the mast collapsed. The auxiliary diesel engine of the yacht also failed. Unable to get the engine going, the men contacted Krabi Marine Police.

According to the report, the men were all wearing life jackets and no injuries were reported. They dropped the sailboat’s anchor until the vessel was subsequently towed back to the marina.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express | Krabi News

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