The provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office has suspended all evening and night ferry services to and from three major tourist islands because of stormy seas in the Gulf of Thailand.
The order, signed by governor Wichawut Jinto, was issued on Sunday in a radio message to all regional marine offices and other agencies responsible for overseeing marine operations.
Mr Wichawut also said 10 foreign diving instructors on Koh Tao would on Monday join the search for four people still missing after the ferry boat Raja 4 capsized off Koh Samui island during a storm on Saturday night.
The 10 instructors also took part in the rescue of 13 members of a junior football team and their coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district in 2018, the governor said.
They had volunteered to help in the Raja 4 search.
Photo credit @ Supapong Chaolan via Bangkok Post