Contact Lost With Stranded Boats: Fisherman Takes Latest Photo

A photograph of a boat of migrants provided to Phuketwan by a Thai fisherman.

(Phuketwan)

SATUN — Contact has been lost with four asylum-seeking boats with hundreds of increasingly desperate men, women and children on board. The vessels are still believed to be in international waters off Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

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The photograph above was taken by a Thai fisherman at 1pm on Saturday in what's thought to be the last confirmed sighting of one of the vessels, carrying fleeing Rohingya and Bangladeshis seeking a haven from poverty and persecution

''One of the men on the boat jumped overboard and swam up beside our boat,'' the fisherman toldPhuketwan ''But we told him to go back. 

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