The number of people who lost their lives in the sinking of the Thai navy increased to 18.
Death toll rises to 18 in navy ship sunk in Thailand
The navy ship HTMS Sukhothai, belonging to the Thai navy, with a crew of 105, sank in the Gulf of Thailand last Sunday. In a statement made by the Thai Navy, it was stated that the loss of life in the incident increased to 18. In the statement, it was stated that the search for the missing 11 crew continues.
A funeral ceremony was held last Thursday at Sattahip Military Base for the 6 soldiers who lost their lives in the accident . Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Navy Commander Choengchai Chomchoengpaet also attended the funeral, while a religious ceremony was held after the military ceremony. Prime Minister Chan-o-cha, who also visited the hospital where the wounded soldiers were, on the same day, gave a moral speech to the relatives of the patients while getting information about the condition of the wounded.
thailand Navy Spokesperson Pokkrong Monthatpalin stated that a budget of 100 million Baht (approximately 53 million YTL) has been set up to reach the HTMS Sukhothai ship. Stating that the ship sank to a depth of only 40 meters in the underwater examination made by the divers and therefore had to be removed from the water, Monthatpalin also stated that the operation to remove the ship from the water would begin after the entire crew had been reached.