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Pattaya ferry captain confesses to drug use

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The captain of a ferry that capsized about 1,500 metres offshore from Pattaya on Sunday evening has turned himself in, telling police he was high on drugs while on his duty. 

A double-decker boat arrives at a pier in Pattaya on Monday. Rescuers recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry carrying about 200 people sank. (AFP photo)

Saman Kwanmuang, 42, turned himself into police on Sunday night, hours after his ferry capsized while returning about 200 Thai and foreign tourists from a day trip to Koh Larn.

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