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Fishing boat carrying Dutch tourists gets smashed by a fishing boat and sinks in Koh Tao

Klass Van Eerden, a Dutch national and TV celebrity wasenjoying a night out fishing on a local fishing tour with his friend in Koh Tao on August 2nd when a Thai fishing vessel ran into their boat. As the smaller fishing vessel sank Klass and his friend along with the fishing boat crash survivors Koh Taocaptain were forced to stay afloat by holding onto cooler boxes and jerry cans watcheing in horror as the larger boat simply left the scene. Luckily for the three stranded passengers the current took them closer to land and they survived their ordeal even if their personal belongings and passports did not.

After reporting the incident to the police Klass and his friend are now raising money to buy the captain of their fateful night fishing boat a new vessel. The two Dutch visitors to Koh Tao hope that the captain of the boat that caused them to sink will be caught and brought to justice and are very happy to be alive after their terrifying ordeal.



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