The death of the corvette FS-442 Sukhothai of the Thai fleet

Soldier355

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Corvette of the Royal Thai Navy HTMS Sukhothai FS-442 sank in the Gulf of Thailand. The Ratanakosin-class corvette was launched in 1986. The ship with a displacement of 960 tons is armed with the RGM-84A "Harpoon" anti-ship missiles, the "Albatros" air defense system and the "OTO Breda" 76-mm artillery mount. The ship sank at 23:30 local time during a storm.

 

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Terrible.
but "accidents" are more likely to occur when gov'ts/navies/businesses run operations on the cheap using second hand equipment. People get hurt as old assets fail.
Not really an ally of the West anymore, more of a place for India, China and Islam to struggle over. It is strategically important to all, not so much for the West.
 

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Terrible.
but "accidents" are more likely to occur when gov'ts/navies/businesses run operations on the cheap using second hand equipment. People get hurt as old assets fail.
Not really an ally of the West anymore, more of a place for India, China and Islam to struggle over. It is strategically important to all, not so much for the West.
my mistake these corvettes are not second hand. sorry. Still old and old things fail.
 

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