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Thai navy searches for 33 missing marines after warship sinks

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Hope they are all rescued.

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For those in peril on the sea..........

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May they be found safe, though if not, may their Families be looked after properly.

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The question is how did the water get in so as to knock out the power?

If a ship takes a big enough roll ventilation inlets on the ship's superstructure can suck water into the engineering spaces and cause all kinds of problems. This is not something new and naval architects are supposed to design these inlets to prevent water intake, but if get a big enough wave and the ship rolls far enough the ship can exceed the parameters it was designed to operate safely within.

The video on the BBC didn’t show the sea state as that bad, more a heavy chop, not exactly a North Atlantic storm which I imagined, so unless it had moderated sharply between the water getting in and the video of the ship listing I am at a loss how this tragedy occurred?

The rescue effort was delayed by the severe weather. In the same squall a tanker ran aground and a small container cargo ship took on water, developed a dangerous list and was abandoned by her crew.

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Hope they find the missing crew alive.

The question is how did the water get in so as to knock out the power? The video on the BBC didn’t show the sea state as that bad, more a heavy chop, not exactly a North Atlantic storm which I imagined, so unless it had moderated sharply between the water getting in and the video of the ship listing I am at a loss how this tragedy occurred?

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corvette sank overnight in choppy waters in the Gulf of Thailand, the navy said.

HTMS Sukhothai warship suffered an engine malfunction and went down

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[QUOTE]From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTMS_Sukhothai

the 35-year old ship started to take on water due to strong winds and waves, causing a power outage and subsequent loss of control of machinery and steering mechanisms. The HTMS Sukhothai continued to take on water until eventually sinking overnight

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The ship sank after a storm in the Gulf of Thailand on 18 December 2022.

She developed a heavy list after electrical systems and pumps failed due to flooding. The failures were caused by sea water entering an exhaust port in heavy seas, which led to a short circuit in the ship's electrical system.

She sank at around 23:30 local time (UTC+07:00).

A weather advisory for the area had been issued by the Thailand Meteorological Department before the sinking, warning of 4-meter (13 ft) high waves and advising ships to "proceed with caution."[END-QUOTE]

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Without power and stearing it would turn sideways to the waves and wind.

Which would force the ship to lean over and allow the waves to wash over and enter through any opening.

Without power to pump out the water or turn the ship into the waves she was doomed.

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