French cruise ship hit rocks, breached, taking on water, Andaman sea Thailand
Cruise ship LA BELLE DES OCEANS ran onto rocks south of famous Phi-Phi islands, Thailand, Andaman sea, sometime between 0200 and 0300 Bangkok time (UTC +7) Nov 25, with 90 passengers and 60 crew on board. Underwater hull in bow section was breached, with ensuing water ingress. The ship understood to manage to refloat by own means, and reached Phuket island under own power, closely monitored by Thai Navy. She was berthed at 1030 Bangkok time Nov 25, all on board safe.
LA BELLE DES OCEANS was en route from Penang island, Malaysia, to Phang Nga Bay near Phuket, Krabi Province, Thailand, famous tourists attraction and destination.
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