By The Thaiger
The Phuket Marine Office reports that divers attempted to place ropes around the boat and fasten them to larger orange ropes holding 200-litre floatation tanks.
A large balloon-like device is being used to balance the boat in order to lift it from the floor of the Andaman Sea and prevent further damage to the vessel.
A spokesperson for the Marine Office said: “The operation underwater is very delicate and we’ve been struggling with wind, waves, currents and other uncontrollable factors. On some days divers' work is limited to an hour or two."