Earlier this week, a fishing boat miles off the coast of Thailand put out an emergency call after a fire broke out onboard, crippling the vessel and causing it to take on water.
Another boat nearby heard the call and arrived to deliver the eight man crew to safety.
But not everyone on the ship had been saved.
Later on, members of Royal Thai Navy were dispatched to investigate the damaged fishing boat, which by then was on the verge of sinking.
Luckily, someone noticed the boat actually still had several souls aboard.
There, clinging to life on the ill-fated ship, were four cats in need of rescue.
It was then that one of the navy sailors, identified as Tattaphon Sai, leapt into action.
He swam out to the fishing boat, made contact with the cats …
… and swam them each back to safety.
The cats, sopping wet and no doubt frightened, clung to Sai’s back as he swam them to the navy vessel — understanding, it seems, that he was there to save their lives.
And, with little time to spare before the boat sank, that’s exactly what he did.
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