Burning ship in Thailand
Risking his life, he placed the cats one by one on his back and, swimming, brought them back to safety.
Tuesday, March 2, in the Andaman Sea, a navy officer acted like a real hero: he rescued four young cats trapped aboard a boat that caught fire. At the sight of the flames, the eight members of the crew immediately jumped into the water before being rescued by a fishing boat.
Royal Thai Navy flies to the rescue of felines
Soon after, the Royal Thai Navy visited the burning vessel to check for oil spills. It was then that the officers saw the four cats hoisted on a wooden beam.
Neither one nor two, Thatsaphon Saii, 23, jumped into the water to rescue the cats. This Royal Navy sailor recounts the scene to The Nation daily: “I immediately took off my shirt and put on a life jacket so I could jump into the sea. The flames were at the back of the boat but it was starting to sink. I knew I had to be quick “.
After swimming to reach the wreck, he grabbed the big cats that he placed on his back before swimming back to his ship with the help of his teammates.
“I am so relieved that we were able to save the cats. They would have drowned or died of thirst if they had jumped into the water,” recalls their rescuer.
It must be said that felines are not known for their love of water and that in the open sea, it is indeed more than likely that they would have drowned.
As for the wreckage of the ship, it sank in the depths. But luckily, thanks to their hero, the kittens made it out safe and sound, without the slightest scratch.
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