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British tourists in speedboat horror as boat clashes with yacht off of Phuket, killing the captain

British tourists in speedboat horror while boat clashes with yacht from Phuket, killing the captain and vacationers flying into the sea

  • The speedboat had 49 people on board and crashed on a luxury Russian yacht
  • One of the crew members is still missing and divers are looking for him
  • The captain was previously imprisoned for causing a fatal crash in 2014

British tourists are among the 12 injured in a horror speedboat accident in which the captain was killed in southern Thailand yesterday.

The speedboat, called Choksupasarn, had 49 people on board, including 45 tourists – departed Wednesday at 10:00 am & noon, from 10:00 am at the AA Marina pier for a tour of Koh Khai Nok in Phang Nga province.

On the way back, at Koh Khai Nok, it crashed on the luxury Russian motor yacht Stella, under its Russian captain Alexander Gorbunov, 47.

A bleeding woman is being treated after injuries during a horror speedboat accident in Thailand

A bleeding woman is being treated after injuries during a horror speedboat accident in Thailand

The 12 injured tourists and other passengers walk back to the coast. The captain of the boat died and one of the crew is still missing

The 12 injured tourists and other passengers walk back to the coast. The captain of the boat died and one of the crew is still missing

The 12 injured tourists and other passengers walk back to the coast. The captain of the boat died and one of the crew is still missing

The captain of the Thai speedboat, Surat Mat-osod, was killed and dozens of panicked tourists were injured after being hurled into the turbulent seas.

The bloody and battered tourists were then taken to the hospital on stretchers.

No one on the yacht was injured, the police said.

The holiday makers were people from Russia, Pakistan, Estonia, Iran, England and Egypt.

They are treated at the Thalang Hospital in Phuket. Rescue workers were looking today for one of the missing crew members, Manoon Samanbut, who was hurled into the water.

An injured tourist is stretched back to the coast after the speedboat has crashed into a luxury Russian yacht

An injured tourist is stretched back to the coast after the speedboat has crashed into a luxury Russian yacht

An injured tourist is stretched back to the coast after the speedboat has crashed into a luxury Russian yacht

The holiday makers were people from Russia, Pakistan, Estonia, Iran, England and Egypt

The holiday makers were people from Russia, Pakistan, Estonia, Iran, England and Egypt

The holiday makers were people from Russia, Pakistan, Estonia, Iran, England and Egypt

The captain, Surat Mat-osod, was killed and dozens of panicked tourists were injured after being hurled into the turbulent seas

Police Colonel Prasert Srikhunnarat, Chief Inspector of Subsection 8 of the Maritime Police, said several ships had been dispatched around the area of ​​the crash.

He added: & # 39; Police divers are also looking for the missing crew member and the operation continues until we can find him.

& # 39; There is a chance that he is still alive. There are 12 divers involved in the search. & # 39;

Kittipong Samanbut, the concerned father of the missing crew member, said his son had only worked on the ship for a month.

Rescue workers were looking today for one of the missing crew members, Manoon Samanbut, who was hurled into the water

Rescue workers were looking today for one of the missing crew members, Manoon Samanbut, who was hurled into the water

Rescue workers were looking today for one of the missing crew members, Manoon Samanbut, who was hurled into the water

Police Colonel Prasert Srikhunnarat, Chief Inspector of Subsection 8 of the Maritime Police, said several ships had been dispatched around the area of ​​the crash

Police Colonel Prasert Srikhunnarat, Chief Inspector of Subsection 8 of the Maritime Police, said several ships had been dispatched around the area of ​​the crash

Police Colonel Prasert Srikhunnarat, Chief Inspector of Subsection 8 of the Maritime Police, said several ships had been dispatched around the area of ​​the crash

The speedboat captain had previously been involved in a fatal crash when his ship collided with a trawler in 2014.

Two South Koreans were killed and dozens injured after the captain said he bent over to pick up something and collided with the trawler.

Surat was accused of recklessness that caused the death, but returned to speedboat driving after ending his prison sentence.

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