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Announcement by Suratthani governor following today's event

2 Aug 2020

′′All types of boats are prohibited from going to Koh Tao sub-District, Koh Phangan District (and back) from August 2 until August 4 or until Suratthani Provincial Prevention and Mitigation Division will announce differently."

Order as of August 2, 2563 (2020)
Mr. Wichwut Jinto
Governor of Surat Thani
Provincial Director

This announcement was following last night's tragedy when a Raja ferry boat sank on the way from Koh Samui to Donsak.

The alert given earlier today by TMD Director-General Somsak Khaosuwan was that at 10 am local standard time today (August 2), the Category 3 tropical storm "SINLAKU" landed over Vietnam, based at Thanh Hoa, with maximum sustained winds of around 65 km/h. 

The storm moved west-northwest at speeds of 15 km / h and was predicted to degrade to a tropical depression over Laos before being further downgraded to a low-pressure cell, he added.