Photo courtesy Royal Thai Navy

Thai Navy Wrangles Ghost Ship Drifting Near Oil Rig

Mike Schuler
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January 10, 2022

The Royal Thai Navy last week was called to rescue a derelict cargo ship listing in the Gulf of Thailand, near the location of an offshore rig.

Upon inspection of the vessel, authorities found the ship drifting, with no crew on board, and taking on water. In fact, all of the equipment on board had been ransacked and there was no documentation to be found. However, markings identified the vessel as the Fin Shui Yuen 2.

After an initial salvage attempt to pump water and tow the vessel to safety, it is reported that the ship sank Saturday about 30 nautical miles from shore.

Below are some photos and video from the operation:

Photo courtesy Royal Thai Navy
Photo courtesy Royal Thai Navy
Photo courtesy Royal Thai Navy

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