LA BELLE DES OCEANS
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Cruise ship ran aground and was breached
The 'La Belle des Oceans' with 77 passengers on board, of 33 men and 44 women and a crew of around 80 people, ran aground on Nov 25, 2019, at 3 a.m. five kilometers off the southern island of Phi Phi. The vessel hit submerged rocks near Koh Pida Nok, part of the Koh Phi Phi islands group in Krabi province, around midnight, suffering hull damage and water ingress. The ship was enroute from Koh Lanta to Phuket when it struck a rock pile during low tide. The local naval officials were alerted and dispatched the patrol boat HTMS 'SrirachaÄ which pulled the ship off and escorted itto the Phuket Passenger and General Cargo Terminal where it berthed at 4.30 a.m. The ship was recently purchased by French cruise operator CroisiEurope and was scheduled to depart from Singapore last month for a cruise to Thailand and Malaysia before heading to India and reaching Greece by March 2020. Reports with photos: https://www.hln.be/nieuws/buitenland/belgisch-cruiseschip-met-150-toeristen-vaart-tegen-rotsen-voor-phi-phi-eilanden~abe82def/ https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1801779/cruise-ship-limps-into-phuket-after-hitting-a-reef
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