Massacre at Sea "Ko Kra island"
Ko Kra is an uninhabited island of three and half square miles of rock and jungle, off the coast of southern Thailand. Thai fishermen used the island to hold the Vietnamese refugees hostage
Until the spring 1981, Thai fishermen hunted refugee woman on that island. According to UNHCR, one female refugee was severely burned when southern Thai fishermen, attempting to flush her out, set fire to the hillside where she was hiding. Another cowered for days in a cave, waist deep in water, until crabs had torn the skin and much of the flesh away from her legs.
By Oct 1980, 160 refugees had died on that island alone. The total no doubt went well beyond 200 before a detail of six or eight marines was stationed on the island in the spring of 1981 and halted the carnage.