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Rough Seas in Thailand Dash Hopes of Holidaymakers

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Waves up to four meters high at Thailand’s Koh Samui island have interrupted travel to and from the island by boat.

Huge waves have been raging across the Gulf of Thailand in recent days, affecting tourism at Thailand’s Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao islands. Boats have been restricted from leaving ports in Koh Samui, with tourists forced to depart the island by plane.

The Phuket Express reports that red flags have been set up on many beaches in Samui Island, with ferries and boats banned from leaving ports in Surat Thani due to rough seas.

Heavy rain and high tides have brought widespread flooding to parts of southern Thailand, including Songkhla, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Narathiwat.

The Royal Thai Navy’s HTMS Sukhothai sank in the Gulf of Thailand on Sunday, with navy ships and helicopters continuing their search for 31 missing sailors.

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