Thai Navy ship collided with bridge in Bangkok
Royal Thai Navy amphibious ship HTMS Surin collided with Krungthep Bridge, Bankgok, in the morning Aug 3. The ship was proceeding Chao Phraya river downstream, bound for Naval Base after completing repairs at Shi Repair Dock in Bangkok. The mast of HTMS Surin was dented and actually, torn off its’ fixings. High tide and gusts of strong wind are blamed for a mishap, the ship, even with tugs assistance, wasn’t able to keep position and strayed off fairway, colliding with the swing bridge.
Royal Thai Navy Amphibious ship HTMS Surin (LST 722), displacement 4235 tons, length 109 meters, max speed 16 knots, commissioned 1988, 53 crew, 348 troops, 1-2 Bell helicopters.