Seventy-five people narrowly avoided a swim in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River when their party boat began to sink Sunday night.
Khlong San police were notified of the accident about 8 p.m., arriving at a Thonburi jetty to find the wrecked and sinking boat.
The High Season Resort Co. boat had picked up 75 passengers at a riverfront hotel pier on Rama 3 Road for a scenic cruise to the King Prajadhipok Bridge and back. During the voyage, the craft began to list to starboard. The captain brought the vessel to a dock at a private house to safety disembark the passengers.
An inspection found a hole in the starboard side of the vessel. Police invited the captain to come to the station to explain his pre-voyage inspection procedures.