A small Vietnamese general cargo ship smashed into four riverside houses to the south of Bangkok as it lost power yesterday.
The Star 62 ploughed into the houses after it lost control of its rudder at a bend in the Chao Phraya river. No one was injured. The ship’s anchor was used to prevent the vessel from moving further up the river bank near to a home for the disabled.
The ship is owned by Hung Hung Trade & Transport, which said yesterday its insurance would pay for the damage to the houses.