One day, a fishing boat caught fire while out at sea, damaging the vessel so much that it began to sink
Luckily, another boat was close by, heard the call, and came to save eight of the crew members.
But they didn’t rescue everyone from the ship…
A little while later, the Royal Thai Navy was sent to investigate the sinking fishing boat.
It was right when it was on the verge of going under when they arrived, and someone spotted several souls on board.
There were four cats, clinging on one of the only remaining parts of the boat still above the water.
One of the navy sailors named Tattaphon Sai then swam to the sinking boat to rescue the cats.
After making a connection, he soon swam back to safety with four new crew members clinging to his back.
The cats, who were wet and frightened, were given a warm welcome abroad the navy vessel, with food, water, and warmth.
Thankfully, other than being a little shaken up, all the felines were in good health.
It is not known if the cats were overlooked when the fishing crew evacuated the boat, or if they has snuck onto the boat.
At least they are now back on dry land, and in the care of the Royal Thai navy.
When asked to explain their efforts to help the cats, they put it simply: “Because every life counts.”