Artikel tagged “boat”

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    Rise of the Phoenix – sunken tour boat to be raised today

    Attempts to salvage the Phoenix  have been struggling with the recent strong winds and waves. It’s hoped that the boat will be raised by the end of today (August 14). The owner of  Phoenix  failed to recover their boat after it sank on July 5, which resulted in 47 Chinese tourists drowning

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    Phoenix owner fails to meet deadline to salvage the boat

    PHOTO: Director General of the Marine Department Jirut Wisanjit The owner of Phoenix has failed to recover their boat, after it sank on July 6 killing 47 Chinese tourists. The boat company will now be sued for salvage expenses estimated to be around 10 million baht. Director General of the Marine Department Jirut Wisanjit flew down to Phuket from Bangkok to follow up the recovery arrangements for the Phoenix .

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    Marine talkfest to ensure better marine safety in Phuket

    A meeting was held this morning (July 23) at the Chalong Pier. The meeting was led by Navy chief of staff Admiral Pichet Tannaset who was determined to follow through with measures that would ensure marine safety – better controlling tour boats in Phuket in order to prevent marine accidents. Admiral Pichet says, “We don’t have direct power to enforce the law but we have seen many problems emerge from this boat tragedy.” “We want see vastly improved passenger management at all ports as soon as possible.

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    Thrills and spills – Day Two of Multihull Solutions Regatta

    Nineteen knots of wind in Ao Chalong greeted competitors as they sailed out to compete in day two of the Multihull Solutions Regatta. Armchair pundits were hedging their bets as to which boats would be damaged by heavy winds. Some thought the Corsair Pulses, who have been a touch fragile in heavy weather, might be in trouble, but the Pulses held strong

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    Divers recovering the last body from ‘Phoenix’

    A body, a passenger on ‘Phoenix’ when the boat sank last Thursday and found stuck and unable to be removed by divers, is hopefully going to be recovered today.

  • ‘Phoenix’ to be salvaged as important evidence

    ‘Phoenix’ to be salvaged as important evidence

    The ‘Phoenix’ is to be salvaged in order to help find the one remaining missing passenger as well as another body which has been stuck in the boat, unable to be recovered by divers. The boat is to be salvaged from its current location 45 metres underwater, south-west of Phuket island.

  • “Careless captain may be the cause of boat explosion,” Krabi Police

    “Careless captain may be the cause of boat explosion,” Krabi Police

    The Krabi Governor held a meeting yesterday to discuss about marine safety with the boat companies and tourism companies in the wake of Sunday’s boat explosion off Koh Phi Phi Ley.

  • Tourist boat capsizes off Phuket

    Tourist boat capsizes off Phuket

    A tour boat carrying 16 Chinese tourists and several Thais sunk off Phang Nga Bay on Sunday morning, as a mechanical issue was being repaired and large waves capsized the vessel, said Ao Phang Nga National Park chief Sarayuth Tansathien. A 29 year old Chinese tourist sustained bruises on her chest and arms while the rest of the passengers were rescued without suffering injuries.

  • Dolphins spotted between Koh Racha and Phuket

    Dolphins spotted between Koh Racha and Phuket

    Dolphins have been spotted by tour groups heading to Koh Racha over the weekend.

  • Ranong Visa Run – a few things you should know

    Ranong Visa Run – a few things you should know

    From time to time we need to do those pesky visa runs.