YACHTS  ASIA
The Asian Tsunami

2004 Turmalin was in Phuket and consequently in the Tsunami on Dec 26th.  At 7am, she was in Kata Bay, on the western side of Phuket. It was the western side of Phuket that was so badly affected , and sustained the most fatalities.
Fortunately the guests on board decided that the water tanks on board needed to be replenished, and set off for the Boat Lagoon on the Eastern side of Phuket. Luckily they were just entering Boat Lagoon when the Tsunami struck.  The eastern side of Phuket was well protected from the surge and cruising friends that were anchored there at the time, were unaware of any activity from the Tsunami.      Lyn Pickering
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