CHON BURI: A drifting pirate-themed café and dining establishment was flooded and left partly immersed by rough seas off Pattaya on Monday night. No one was injured.
The double-decked raft, called Krakenian, provides dining, live music, a karaoke space and squid fishing.
It started noting to one side as it was damaged by waves driven by strong winds around 4pm on Monday. It was flooded and partly immersed.
There was an unofficial report of an issue with a water pump not working effectively. Rescuers were hurried to assist the raft. All workers were safe. There were no visitors on board.
The pirate-themed dining establishment was just just recently opened. Speedboats take consumers out to it.
Business executive Pichet Thanomchart, 41, stated the dining establishment had actually been closed for some days since of the bad weather condition and rough seas.
He stated water had actually participated in the port side of the vessel and triggered it to note greatly. The whole raft did not sink. It was lucky the dining establishment was not open at the time, Mr Pichet stated. No one had actually anticipated this would take place.
Wasant Meesat, head of Pattaya City sea catastrophe avoidance, stated on Tuesday that part of the facilities was still above water. The hull was nose down and resting on the sandy sea bottom. The water was not deep.
Raising it back to the surface area would take about one hour once the operation got underway, Mr Wasant stated.
Krakenian drifting raft, customized as pirate-themed dining establishment in the sea, is popular amongst travelers checking out Pattaya. (Image: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)