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The body of the captain of a tanker is carried to Phuket today

Tragedy Off Phuket: Tanker Captain Dies at Sea

Monday, November 22, 2010
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The name of the tanker captain is Weihua Kong, 58, master of the Angel No.1. His family has been informed.

Original Report

THE BODY of a tanker captain was brought ashore on Phuket today after he died on board his ship about 6pm yesterday.

Phuketwan has been given the man's name but is withholding publication until the man's relatives have been notified.

Thai Marine Police sent a vessel to the tanker when news of the death was reported. The captain's body was carried back to Phuket's Customs Pier, on the east coast, shortly before noon today.

The fuel tanker, with a crew of 17, was on its way from Singapore to India. The captain was found dead in bed.

His body was taken to Vachira Hospital, where it will await notification by Chinese officials of relatives and the ship's owners.

The tanker is continuing on its voyage to India.

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