Cargo ship sinks off Si Chang Island

A cargo ship sank off Sichang Island while it was heading for Bangkok Port with about 70 containers of cargoes on board.

The cause of the accident which happened  shortly  before midnight on Wednesday  was not immediately known but the Department of Marine and the Royal Thai Navy have floated warning bouys to mark  the sunken vessel and its sunken and floating containers   for safety navigation.

Four crew members of the cargo ship, named Pataranavi 6,  were safely rescued and no injuries were reported.

The Department of Marine has also set up an operation centre to salvage the floating containers.