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Offbeat: Shipping in Thailand: six new drafted bodies, 17 sailors still missing

Thailand's king, queen test positive for COVID-19

  Thailand's king, queen test positive for COVID-19 BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king and queen have tested positive for COVID-19, and so far have only mild symptoms, the royal palace said Saturday. Doctors prescribed treatment for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 70, and Queen Suthida, 44, and requested them to refrain from duties for a while, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement. Their symptoms are “very mild,” the statement said. Earlier Friday and Thursday, the couple visited Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok, where she was admitted after she fell unconscious due to a heart problem on Wednesday.

La semaine dernière, six corps avaient déjà été repêchés, et identifiés comme des membres de l’équipage. Handout / ROYAL THAI NAVY / AFP © Handout last week, six bodies had already been drafted, and identified as crew members. Handout / Royal Thai Navy / AFP seventeen sailors, out of the 105 crew members of the Corvette, are still missing. Six additional bodies were drafted this Saturday six days after the sinking of a ship of the Thai armed forces, announced the Thai royal navy. The Corvette HTMS Sukhothai sank overnight on Sunday to Monday, about thirty kilometers from the coast, off Bang Saphan (South), triggering a large rescue operation which made it possible to rescue 76 crew members. In a statement, the Royal Navy said that it had recovered six bodies this Saturday during the day which, according to "the first elements" are crew members, will be the subject of DNA analyzes. Waves "three meters" high last week, six bodies had already been drafted, and identified as crew members. Several warships, patrol planes and helicopters have been deployed in the research area, with the support of local agencies, volunteers and the private sector, said the navy. "This is one of the worst tragedies that arrived at the Thai royal navy," Admiral Chonlathis NavanuGraha said on Tuesday. An agitated sea, with waves of "three meters" high according to a survivor, helped to damage the electrical system of the HTMS Sukhothai and put it "out of control" of the crew, according to the Navy. The crew tried to pump the water that entered, but the flow was too high, which sank the ship which now lies 40 m deep. The HTMS Sukhothai, of American manufacturing, was put into service in 1987, according to the US Naval Institute reflection center.

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