Two Canadian tourists and a Thai speed boat driver were rescued in the Krabi sea after their boat capsized about one nautical mile off the Hang Nak cape Monday.
The accident happened at noon off the coast of Moo 3 village in Tambon Nong Thalay in Krabi’s Mueang district.
A fishing boat, named Kirasak, happened to be nearby and rescued the three who were holding on to the floating capsized boat.
The fishing boat pulled the three from water and contacted the Navy officers at the Hang Nak cape to send a boat to take them ashore.
The two tourists hired the unnamed speedboat, which is about 5-meter-long and one-meter-wide, to tour various islands in the Krabi sea.
The boat was suddenly hit by a two-meter-high wave, causing it to overturn. Luckily, the fishing boat was nearby and saw the incident and rescued the three in time. The speedboat did not have any life vest.
The accident happened just three days after a long-tailed passenger boat overturned in the Krabi sea at 3 pm on Friday.
The boat was transporting five Thai passengers, four of them women, from Koh Hong to Ao Nang beach when strong waves hit the boat, causing its engine to break off. The boat is 2.7-meter-wide and 11.50-meter-long.
Without the engine, the driver, Boonma Ahama, 29, could not control it, and it capsized.
A fishing boat happened to be nearby and rescued the tourists and the boat driver. No one was injured.
The fishing boat also towed the capsized boat ashore.