Contact Lost With Stranded Boats: Fisherman Takes Latest Photo

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


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. 

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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