Thailand's navy deploys ships and helicopters to find missing marines after a warship sinks.
Thailand is searching for 33 missing marines after a warship sank in the Gulf of Thailand.
The HTMS Sukhothai warship suffered an engine malfunction and went down just before midnight.
HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442) was a corvette of the Ratanakosin class operated by the Royal Thai Navy that was launched in 1986.
It was located in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok.
The navy deployed three vessels and two helicopters to search for the missing personnel.
73 of the 106 people aboard were rescued in an overnight mission.
The Sukhothai is a US-built corvette that has been in use since 1987.
It was hit by strong waves and tilted to one side before being flooded with seawater.
The navy posted images and video footage of personnel in a raft moving away from the sinking ship.
The navy admiral says that the ship has a very few life jackets killing 6 more for this sole reason.
Add to that, reports say that the crew are fully aware of the shortage of life jackets for nearly 30 people beforehand.