Buddhist monks look at the Thai navy police boat which was swept almost 2 kilometers inland during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as they visit a memorial in Khao Lak, in Thailand's Phang Nga province.
On the day of tsunami, Thai navy boat 813 was on patrol about one nautical mile offshore serving as a guard to members of royal family staying at one of the resorts nearby.
Thailand prepares to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, the deadliest on the record, that killed 230,000 people in 13 Asian and African countries. In Thailand, over 5,300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world's most beautiful beaches into mass graves.
(Photo released as part of a package on the tenth anniversary of the tsunami.)