Ceremony for the 47 Phoenix victims held today

Breaking News November 19, 2018 18:30

By The Nation,
The Thaiger

The Phoenix is expected to be brought up onto dry land at Rattanachai Shipyard in the next two days, after forensic police inspect the vessel.



Meanwhile, a Buddhist ceremony was held on Monday for the 47 victims of the disaster.

At 10.30am at Rassada Pier, where the Phoenix is temporarily parked, the ceremony was led by Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat, the deputy Chinese consul-general in Songkhla, and director of the China Consulate-General in Phuket, Li Chun Foo, with guests in attendance. 

During the ceremony, nine Buddhist monks prayed for those who died in the disaster in July.

Forensic police are now inspecting the boat as it sits in the water at Rassada Pier. 

Staffers and engineers at Rattanachai Shipyard are preparing the area for the Phoenix to be craned out onto the hardstand area, which is expected be carried out in the next two days. 

Rattanachai Shipyard is 500 metres from Rassada Pier.

Officers revealed that bags of sand would be used to balance the boat before bringing it out of the water.

Source: thethaiger.com

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