Thai Navy Sailors Rescue 4 Cats from Sinking Ship

Sailors for Thailand’s navy have rescued four cats from a sinking ship which caught fire 13 kilometers off the island of Koh Adang on Tuesday. 

The navy went to check the sinking vessel for an oil spill, after the crew had been rescued, when they saw four orange cats clinging to a wooden beam onboard the ship.

First-Class Petty Officer Wichit Pukdeelon of the navy said, “I used my camera to zoom in to the boat, and I saw one or two cats popping their heads out.”

A sailor then swam to the boat and carried the cats on his back to safety.  

Rescuers are now caring for the cats which are reportedly healthy. 

Comments flooded social media posts on the rescue, praising the sailors.


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