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A Thai Navy vessel capsized on its side due to strong waves near one of the southern bays in Bangkok. 73 of the 106 sailors on board escaped safely, while the rest abandoned ship and have not yet been located

Thailand: 33 missing in military ship sinking (Reuters)

A military ship capsized tonight (Monday) in one of the bays in Thailand, and the country's authorities are looking for 33 soldiers who were on the vessel and are now missing.

Three navy vessels and two helicopters were launched for the search in the bay south of Bangkok.

The ship, Sukuntai, built by the United States and in use since 1987, had to deal with strong waves, which caused it to capsize on its side.

According to reports in the country, a malfunction in the ship's engine caused it to capsize.

So far 73 of the 106 crew members on board have been found, with the remaining 33 having to abandon ship into the sea.

The Thai Navy posted photos on its Twitter account of soldiers in orange life jackets inside an inflatable rubber boat sailing in the dark away from the overturned ship.

Aerial footage shows the ship already on its side, and another shot shows the stormy sea that led to the capsize.

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Source: walla

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