The crew was initially moved there as well, but the following day they were taken by fishing boat to the port of Kompong Som on the Cambodian mainland.
aircraft attempted to stop the fishing vessel, which was moving the crew to Kompong Som.
Although the low-risk air attacks on Kompong Som and Cambodian naval vessels were effective in influencing the Cambodians, the U.
25) By the time of the NSC meeting on May 14, CIA Director William Colby provided the best update available on the crew's whereabouts, advising the President that "the Cambodians have apparently transported at least some of the American Crew from Koh Tang Island to the mainland, putting them ashore at Kompong Som port at about 11:00 last night, Washington time.
During the NSC meeting on May 13, he noted, "Our estimate was that there were 2,000 in Kompong Som.
Marshall were captured by a Khmer patrol on the island some days after the battle and transported to Kompong Som where, a week later, on orders from Phnom Penh, they were beaten to death with a B40 grenade launcher.
[province] as a French fiefdom rather than as part of a multinational operation", without the least hint of what is meant; and this was described by a "senior UNTAC officer" with monumental absurdity as "treasonous", all sourced to "private communication" in Phnom Penh.