Container ship SUNTUDSAMUT 4 with 42 containers on board capsized and sank at around 0200 LT (UTC +8) Nov 3, 4.8 nm off Sai Ri Sawi Beach, Chumphon Province, Thailand, Gulf of Siam.
The ship left Surat Thani at around midnight Nov 2, bound for Laem Chabang, but developed list. Ballast management didn’t help, list was increasing until Captain ordered the crew to abandon the ship. all 10 crew were rescued by nearby fishing boats, alerted by Chumphon authorities.
The ship reportedly, sank by stern. Containers are said to be loaded with timber.
Container Ship SUNTUDSAMUT 4 is currently located at SEASIA – Gulf of Thailand at position 12° 49′ 25.1″ N, 100° 41′ 24.7″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-10-31 06:16 UTC (3 days, 14 hours ago)
The vessel departed from SURAT THANI, TH on 2022-11-02 12:29 LT (UTC +7) and is currently sailing at 10.2 knots with South direction
SUNTUDSAMUT 4 (IMO: 8735924) is a Container Ship that was built in 1995 (27 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Thailand.
It’s carrying capacity is null TEU and her current draught is reported to be 6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 81.69 meters and her width is 19 meters.
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