Artikel tagged “boats”

  • Massive petrol smuggling network uncovered in South

    Massive petrol smuggling network uncovered in South

    by Krissana Thiwatsirikul PHOTO: Facebook/Thai News Agency  Thirteen people have been arrested following the largest seizure of smuggled petrol in the South in years. Soldiers and paramilitary rangers intercepted 290,000 litres of petrol being smuggled at a pier in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Tha Sala district after a stake-out this morning. Customs and excise officials inspected the petrol and vehicles before handing the matter and the suspects over to the police

  • Tourism Council of Thailand promises to raise standards of tourist safety

    Tourism Council of Thailand promises to raise standards of tourist safety

    By Chadamas Chinmaneevong, The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) says they are “joining hands with state agencies including the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand to improve tourist safety standards nationwide and overturn perceptions of the country as a dangerous tourist destination.” The project is a reaction to the many, many safety related incidents that occur, and are reported overseas, to tourists visiting Thailand. The Tourism Council of Thailand says that countries like UK and China are expressing concerns about their citizens heading to Thailand for holidays.

  • Tourists back on Ao Nang Beach

    Tourists back on Ao Nang Beach

    PHOTOS: Krabi PR Office The popular tourist magnet, Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, is back to normal following the warnings and boat bans because of the storm.

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    3 Vietnamese boats seized, 14 crew arrested

    A Royal Thai Navy patrol boat has seized three Vietnamese fishing vessels and arrested 14 crew members for illegally ‘raking’ the seabed for sea cucumbers in the Gulf of Thailand.

  • Warning out for Samui ferry as waves reach 3 metres in Gulf of Thailand

    Warning out for Samui ferry as waves reach 3 metres in Gulf of Thailand

    The Samui Harbour Office has issued warnings to the ferry operator to be careful in both directions on the Surat Thani run with waves up high as three metres today in the Gulf of Thailand. The office has also prohibited small boats from leaving the shores of Koh Samui

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    Phuket: UPDATE. What we know 2.15pm

    Friday, 2.15pm • 21 dead bodies have now been recovered from near Koh Maiton and just off the coast of Koh Keaw (east Phuket) • Up to 35 remain missing (figure is continually being revised) • A Chinese female tourist has been pulled out of the Andaman Sea, alive. She has been taken to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town in an ‘OK’ condition • The body of a dead Chinese tourist was recovered last last night. The person still had their life jacket on • One of the bodies recovered around lunchtime today was that of a young Chinese boy • Navy SEAL divers are still searching the wreck of the ‘Phoenix’ • ‘Phoenix’ was carrying 105 passengers and crew when it sank yesterday evening • Two boats sank in yesterday’s storm • 8 boats sought shelter at Koh Racha last night with up to 166 people on board • The Captain of ‘Phoenix’ says waves were up to five metres high • 6 boats with 136 passengers have returned to shore • Boats set out to sea early Thursday morning with clear skies and a forecast that predicted winds up to 25 kph from the west • ‘Freak’ storm hit the Andaman coast around 4.30pm last night with strong winds and waves • Black-outs in many parts of Phuket last night The post Phuket: UPDATE

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    Phuket marine chief warns operators about boat safety during severe weather

    The chief of the Phuket Marine Office has ordered authorities at all ports and piers, as well as the boat operators, to be careful heading out to sea, including today (June 20). Phuket Marine Office Chief, Surat Sirisaiyat, says “according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) Office, strong winds and waves are still affecting the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand until today (June 20).” “Tour boats should be very careful as the Andaman Sea waves could be up to 2-4 metres high together with high winds.

  • Phuket Governor warns of heavy rains and possible flooding

    Phuket Governor warns of heavy rains and possible flooding

    Following the heavy rain, Phuket’s Governor, Norrapat Plodthong, is expressing his concerns yesterday about more flash flooding. “According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) Office of the Southern West Coast, from yesterday (June 16) until Wednesday (June 20). There is a Southwest monsoon that is affecting the Andaman Sea as well as the whole west coast of southern Thailand.” “The torrential rains with isolated heavy downpours are expected in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang and Satun.

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    Thai disabled sailing gets a boost

    In exciting news for the disabled sailing community worldwide, the SV14 organization are proud to announce that FarEast Yachts will produce the SV14 at their production base in China and in a remarkable offer, will supply the first one thousand SV14’s at a subsidized price of US$ 3,000 for the base boat ex works Shanghai.

  • 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.