Thai navy sailors rescued four cats who had been abandoned on a sinking ship that caught fire off a paradise island.

The navy was sent to the site of the capsized vessel to check for an oil spill, but discovered four crew members had been forgotten.

“I used my camera to zoom in to the boat, and I saw one or two cats popping their heads out,” First-Class Petty Officer Wichit Pukdeelon of the navy’s air and coastal defense division told Reuters.

A sailor braved the waters and swam to the capsized boat, where four ginger cats were huddled together on a wooden beam.

The cats are now being cared for by their rescuers at the command post on the island of Koh Lipe.

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