Tour group rescued after being stranded on island in Thailand

Posted on November 25, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourists Rescued

According to, Thai and foreign tourists trapped on Racha Yai island after a heavy storm were lifted to safety by the Thai navy, police said on Sunday. A total of 157 tourists, comprising 141 foreigners and 16 Thais, were stuck on the island on the east coast of Phuket after a rainstorm arrived on Saturday morning, bringing strong winds and four-metre high waves. The Provincial Navy Region 3 vessel HTMS Sriracha went to rescue the stranded tourists and take them back to Phuket’s Muang district at around 8pm Saturday. Read article

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