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French cruise ship hits rocks close to Phi Phi Island, Thailand

A French cruise ship has hit rocks and was breached in the 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.

The hull was breached beneath the waterline and the ship was taking on water.

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 onboard 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. – MaritimeBulletin.Net

French cruise ship hits rocks close to Phi Phi Island, Thailand