Man floated in fridge out at sea for 6 hours before being found after boat sunk

A fisherman was found floating in a fridge out at sea, six hours after his boat sank.

Anat Massoyot was rescued by a passing fishing boat after his vessel sank off the coast of Krabi province, southern Thailand, on Sunday.

The 33-year-old from Village 3, Nong Thale subdistrict, Mueang district, had climbed into the fridge where he normally kept his fish and prayed to be rescued.

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Anat took his long-tail boat out to fish at Koh Lao Hang island, near Hong Island, alone, and said the weather was good while he was fishing.

Out of nowhere, however, he was hit by a big wave, and water filled up the hull sinking his boat in the middle of the sea.

Luckily, Anat was able to climb into, and lay down in, the old refrigerator.

Despite not being able to see anything for miles, a passing fishing boat eventually passed pulling Anat safely out of the fridge, up onto his boat, and took him ashore.

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Anat is safe and thankful for his life, but said he doesn’t know what to do now because the boat he used to make a living is gone.

The village chief of Village 3, Somsak Debbut, said he mobilized a team to search for Anat’s boat, but they had no luck finding it.

Somsak said he has contacted the local government to see if they can help raise funds for a new boat for Anat.

Local philanthropists, friends, and family have also offered to chip in to get Anat back out at sea.


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