Thai Navy Ships Scuttled South of Phuket

Thai Navy Sinks off Phuket
Thai Navy ship sinking off Thailand coast , courtesy Phuket Gazette

Three Royal Thai Navy vessels have been scuttled in Krabi Province to provide superstructures for artificial reefs as part of the province’s bid to create underwater learning centers for divers and boost the Andaman province’s tourism industry. The Gazette’s Irfarn Jamdukor reports.

PHUKET: The ships are designed to function as both artificial reefs – human-made underwater structures usually created to promote marine life – and marine learning centers.

“We expect to establish a museum about the wrecks and local marine environment onshore. However, there are no educational signs set up yet,” said Boonnam Chuyradom, an assistant chief of Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

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