Phuket Dive Wreck Seal Superyachts Yacht Agent Thailand

Navy vessel sunk near Phuket to make new dive site


PHUKET: An ancient Royal Thai Navy transport support vessel, the HTMS Kletkaew, went to a watery grave yesterday (March 19) just off Phi Phi Leh Island, where it is expected to attract coral and marine life, and become a popular dive site.

The Kletkaew was built in 1948 for the Norwegian Royal Navy, being launched initially as the RnoMS Norfrost. Eight years later it was acquired and renamed by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).

Before the 382-ton, 47-metre vessel was sunk, several holes were cut through the hull to assist in the sinking and also to allow skilled divers to explore the interior.

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