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    Marine Department launches investigation over boats tragedy

    Marine Department is continuing its investigation over the Phuket boat tragedy, a week ago. The marine Department Region 3 Chief Puripat Teerakulapisut says,“The warning announcement for boats heading to sea is based on the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). If we can see that the wind and wave conditions are not too strong, we will announce to for boats to be careful travelling into open waters.” “The ban for boats not to leave from port is also considered based on the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD)

  • ‘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.

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    Chinese netizens top into Phuket authorities’ handling of boat disaster

    With the Tham Luang cave story evolving into health updates of the team members, some international media are now focussing on Thailand’s worst maritime disaster (since the 2004 tsunami) last Thursday. CNN have published an article sharing Chinese media and netizens ripping into Thai officials, including the deputy PM, Prawit Wongsuwan. Users on the Twitter-like service Weibo, citing witnesses who were at the scene, said there was no official warning in Phuket against sailing when the ship left port, before it encountered inclement weather at sea

  • Chiang Rai: Final five OUT of the Tham Luang caves

    Chiang Rai: Final five OUT of the Tham Luang caves

    The Mu Pa football team will have the full group back together again soon.

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    Chiang Rai: Solid food but no TV – Doctors report on the first eight out of the cave

    The eight members of the Mu Pa Academy football club, already rescued from the Tham Luang Cave in the past two days, are in good health mentally and physically. But attending doctors say all had high white blood cell counts and two initially showed indications of pneumonia. Senior health officials briefed reporters at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital this morning, saying the group would remain under observation at the hospital for at least one week

  • Chiang Rai: Rescuers prepare to bring out the final five

    Chiang Rai: Rescuers prepare to bring out the final five

    PHOTO: VOA Following last evening’s successful rescue of a further four members of the Mu Pa football team, bringing the total number safely out at 8, Thai and international divers are preparing to rescue at least another four today.

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    PM visits Phuket to insist on better boat safety

    Thai PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered that every missing passenger, from the sunken ‘Phoenix’ boat, must be found. He has also directed officials to take care of all Chinese survivors and their families as their guests.

  • Phuket boat sinking ‘unlikely to hamper tourism’

    Phuket boat sinking ‘unlikely to hamper tourism’

    In the wake of last Thursday afternoon’s tragedy, where more than 50 people have perished, mostly Chinese tourists, tourism officials, economist and tour boat operators are scrambling to keep the Great Chinese Tourism Money Machine on track in Phuket. The Nation is reporting that the tour boat ‘catastrophe’ in Phuket was unlikely to harm the Thai tourism industry, but the government must respond to it decisively… this from the chief economist at Siam Commercial Bank this morning (Monday). In the short run, Yunyong Thaicharoen says the government has to investigate the cause of the accident in which a dive boat sank in rough seas, leaving 42 Chinese tourists dead and another 14 missing.

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    Chinese join search for 14 missing. PM visits Phuket today.

    PHOTO: A centre has been established at Phuket International Airport to ensure smooth flow of information and help for tourist victims and their relatives. by Salinee Parp Thai and Chinese authorities are continuing the search for the remaining 14 Chinese tourists still on the missing list after the “Phoenix” diving yacht sank into 47 metres of rough seas on the way back from a snorkelling tour on Thursday afternoon. The death toll from the boat’s capsizing has risen to 42 while 14 passengers remain unaccounted for

  • 15 people remain missing from the Phoenix boat sinking

    15 people remain missing from the Phoenix boat sinking

    PHOTO: Thai PBS It is now well into the third day of searching for the remaining 15 missing people following Thursday evening’s capsize and sinking of the boats ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Serenata’. Passengers on the Serenata were all recovered but 105 people off the Phoenix – passengers, crew, tour guides and captain – were either trapped inside or ended up in the water. Some were recovered, many died and 15 remain missing.