Talk about a catastrophe! At least this one has a happy ending.
According to Fox News four cats left on a sinking ship are being cared for after sailors from the Royal Thai Navy saved them in a dramatic rescue at sea. The country's navy and coast guard saw the sinking ship and responded. Eight crew members, three Thai and five from Myanmar, had already been rescued. While the navy sailors were investigating the cause of the sinking and looking for any oil spill when they noticed the cats were still aboard the sinking vessel, which was then vertical in the water and totally submerged after it had capsized.
"I used my camera to zoom in to the boat, and saw one or two cats popping their heads out" said First-Class Petty Officer Wichit Pukdeelon.
One of the sailors was wearing a life vest and swimming out to retrieve the cats, giving the animals a ride to safety as they clung onto his shoulders. Other sailors pulled a rope to help him carry the the cats aboard their ship. They're now caring for the cats at their base. They are drying the cats with towels and feeding them big bowls of cat food.
All four cats are well taken care of.