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  • Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ solved

    Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ solved

    The mystery of the boat beached on an Aceh beach (original post below) has been solved with this message from the man who was aboard the yacht when the decision was made to abandon it…. “I sailed ‘Elysion’, a Belgian registered yacht, from Phuket (Thailand) to Langkawi, Malaysia but had to abandon the vessel about 40 nautical miles west from Koh Lipe on 1/1/2018 due to several failures (broken boom, engine failure, broken backstay, etc). I was safely rescued by a passing cargo ship.” Paul Van Isacker Yesterday’s Facebook alert… Appears that ‘Elysion Phuket’ has made its way across the Andaman Sea and found a new resting place on an Aceh beach in Indonesia

  • THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, January 16

    THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, January 16

    The investigation starts into Sunday’s boat explosion | NACC asks posters to ‘go steady’ on Prawit’s watches | Armoured vehicle kills one, injures three in Pattani | American & Russian nabbed selling drugs on Koh Phangan | ‘Poshtels’ are the latest accommodation trend. The post THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, January 16 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Boat debris discovered and tagged off Viking Cave, Koh Phi Phi

    Boat debris discovered and tagged off Viking Cave, Koh Phi Phi

    King Poseidon 959 debris found in front of Viking Cave   A team of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park officers, Krabi Marine officers, Forensic Police and divers explored the debris of King Poseidon yesterday (January 15), which washed up on a reef in front of the Viking Cave tourist attraction.   The debris was about 200 metres away from where the boat exploded

  • UPDATE: Two passengers and the captain of King Poseidon remain in ICU

    UPDATE: Two passengers and the captain of King Poseidon remain in ICU

    The Deputy Director of Krabi Nakarin International Hospital, Doctor Sunthorn Fongfung, revealed today (January 15) that the two patients remaining at the hospital’s ICU including Xu Xin and Wu Zhi An are still under close care from the medical team and will have to remain in the hospital for at least 20 days as 50% of their bodies are burnt while the captain, Kriengkrai Boonsri, also remains in the ICU of Krabi Hospital and can’t be questioned at this stage. Apart from the 2 Chinese pasengers who remain in Krabi and the boat captain, there are another 4 people remaining in hospitals in Phuket including Ka Lia Sia and Li Ling Hua in Bangkok Hospital, Keang Tei Hong in Vachira Hospital and Prayat Saengwiman in Phuket OrBorJor Hospital while the other 9 people who were sent to the hospital earlier have already been released. Krabi Police Commander, Pol Maj Gen Boontawee Toraksa, said that the investigators are gathering evidence and information from the witnesses.

  • ‘Poshtel’s pushing into Southeast Asia’s budget and economy hotel space

    ‘Poshtel’s pushing into Southeast Asia’s budget and economy hotel space

    PHOTO: Agoda.com by Bill Banett, c9hotelworks.com A new market report question’s if cookie-cutter hotel groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with online travel agents and Airbnb Call them ‘poshtels’, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not only have millennials embraced the shift, but a rising number of older explorers are jumping the shark and abandoning traditional properties

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, January 15

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, January 15

    Chinese tourists recovering after boat explosion near Phi Phi | Ban for hydrogen-filled balloons | Human trafficking investigation at Victoria Secret massage parlour in BKK | Jail-break at remand centre in Songkhla | Jealous husband murders wife | Monkey cheeks being installed near Saphan Hin to help with floods The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, January 15 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • UPDATE: Phi Phi boat explosion

    UPDATE: Phi Phi boat explosion

    Authorities have been visiting injured passengers and staff of ‘King Poseidon’ in Phuket and Krabi while a meeting regarding the accident will be held today (January 15) chaired by Phuket’s Governor as well as an investigation at the accident scene by Krabi authorities.

  • Confidence in teachers survey – Thai Teacher Day tomorrow

    Confidence in teachers survey – Thai Teacher Day tomorrow

    Many of us are involved in education, either directly or indirectly, here on the island. Many expats work with schools, many of us have children attending schools and others work in association with school activities or have partners in the local education system.

  • Jealous man arrested over murder of wife in Bangkok

    Jealous man arrested over murder of wife in Bangkok

    By Kittipong Maneerit  A man has confessed to killing his bar-worker wife last Thursday over jealousy and a money dispute. 27 year old Mingkwan Rattanapetch known as Saranya, was strangled inside her apartment in Bangkok.

  • Boat fire off Koh Phi Phi – Chinese tourists injured

    Boat fire off Koh Phi Phi – Chinese tourists injured

    A speedboat named ‘King Poseidon’ carrying 31 passengers exploded this morning (January 14) in front of Viking Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley. Injuries have been reported from the accident. KING POSEIDON ON FIRE IN KRABIA speedboat named 'King Poseidon' carrying 31 passengers exploded this morning (January 14) in front of Viking Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley.