Bangladeshi freighter Hope reported sank earlier is under tow to Phuket
General cargo vessel Hope didn’t sink off Phuket on July 4 13 as was reported earlier, vessel with heavy list starboard is under tow to Phuket, wrote Bangkok Post on July 7. Tug from Penang, Malaysia, engaged in towage. The confusion over the total number of the crew, number of rescued, dead and missing is also clarified – there was 17 crew on board, 9 rescued all with injures, 2 died, 6 went missing.
Bangladeshi freighter Hope sank in Andaman sea off Phuket
General cargo vessel Hope issued distress signal and around 03:45 Bangkok time July 4 13, reporting sinking in heavy seas, vessel was some 35 miles south of Phuket Island, Thailand, Andaman sea. Reportedly, 19 crew were rescued by Thai Navy helicopter, 10 in a life raft went missing. Thai Navy continues Search and Rescue searching the area by helicopters. Vessel was en route to Chittagong, Bangladesh, after transiting Malacca Strait.
Later local media reported, that five were rescued by boxship Buxmoon (IMO 9109017) which was en route to Chittagong. The fate of the rest remained unknown.