Tsunami Police Boat Memorial

On the morning of 26 December 2004, Police Boat 813 Buretpadungkit was on patrol, serving as a guard to Prince Poom Jensen, grandson of the king of Thailand, as he was jet skiing in front of La Flora Resort in Khao Lak, where Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya was staying with her son and daughter. Poom Jensen drowned after being struck by the tsunami and the Police Boat was swept inland 2 kilometers. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya and her daughter survived by fleeing to an upper floor of La Flora. The boat was left where it landed and is now maintained as a memorial.

The police boat is located off the west side of Petchkasem Road in Khao Lak, not far from the intersection with the road leading to La Flora.

Police Boat Tsunami Thailand
Police Boat 813 was swept 2 km inland during the tsunami in Khao Lak.

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