According to some online news media at the time James Bond Island was said to be extremely hard hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, although I have found no reports of casualties in this specific area. When I first visited James Bond Island in 2006 there was no visible damage to the island or rocks nor was there any mention of fatalities or even injuries from that tragedy of nature.
James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand became famous in the 1970's after it was featured in the popular James Bond movie "The Man With The Golden Gun". After the movie became a worldwide blockbuster tourists in Thailand began to show interest in visiting the islands and tour operators began offering day trip packages. Over forty years later James Bond Island tours by longtail boat, speed boat cruises and sea canoes or kayaks remain a major attraction for tourists holidaying in Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi in Southern Thailand.