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  • Chiang Rai: The rescue is on

    Chiang Rai: The rescue is on

    The evacuation is currently underway.

  • Drilling down into the cave – 100 tunnels drilled so far

    Drilling down into the cave – 100 tunnels drilled so far

    As the frantic effort continues around the Tham Luang caves to find alternative ways to get to the cave chamber where the 13 footballers have been waiting since two weeks ago, ‘chimneys’ or tunnels from the top or side of the mountain, down into the cave, are being established. AFP ar reporting that there have been more than 100 of these chimneys drilled in the hope of finding an open space that could be accessible to the team.

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    Messages from inside the Tham Luang Caves

    Whilst they’re waiting for the rescue to start, the 13 trapped footballers have been taking time to write some messages to their families and the outside world, with a special note for their teachers. One message read… “Don’t worry. We are all healthy.

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    Chalong boats must stay at port

    The Phuket Marine Office has announced that, today (July 7), all boats are not permitted to leave from the Chalong Pier, except boats that are involved with the search teams which are under instruction from the search operation centre. The search for missing people started again this morning at 5am after being stopped late last evening. The focus of today’s recovery mission revolves around the Phoenix, which sank in 40 metres of water late Thursday afternoon, and a 10 kilometre radius around that area

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    Phuket: 40 bodies recovered. 16 Chinese tourists remain missing.

    The Phuket Harbour Department has announced that 40 passengers of the ill-fated Phoenix dive boat are confirmed dead as a result of the sinking of the vessel yesterday afternoon.   Rescuers, led by the Royal Thai Navy, continue to comb the seas around Phuket for the remaining 16 missing Chinese, says the department in a statement.   49 people have been rescued

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    Phuket: Seventeen more bodies recovered. 39 remain missing

    Navy sailors have located 17 more bodies from the sea off Phuket, raising the number of confirmed deaths in boat accidents to 18, while 39 Chinese tourists remain missing. Officials aboard HTMS Long Lom recovered 12 bodies at 10.50am near the location where the tour boat Phoenix sank after being slammed by huge waves on its way back to Phuket from Koh Racha Thursday afternoon. The Phoenix was carrying 105 people – 93 passengers and 12 crew and tour guides.

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    Many still missing, one dead. Search resumes this morning off Phuket.

    Chinese tourists are still missing following a capsize off Phuket late yesterday afternoon (Thursday). Divers are currently scouring the sunken vessel, the Phoenix, for missing people

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    Interview with Ben Reymenants – Phuket diver diving at the Tham Luang caves

    Transcript of an interview on The Thaiger 102.75 between ‘Waking the Thaiger’ host Garry Holden and Rawai cave-diving specialist Ben Reymenants. Ben has been volunteering his experience, skills and time up at the Tham Luang caves as part of the enormous rescue effort. Here is some of Garry’s conversation with Ben – a fascinating insight into what’s been happening in Chiang Rai over the past few days… How did you get involved in the rescue mission

  • Koh Chang: Chinese swimmers rescued off Sai Khao beach

    Koh Chang: Chinese swimmers rescued off Sai Khao beach

    Thai PBS is reporting that three Chinese tourists have been rescued off Koh Chang, near the Cambodian border off the coast, south of Pattaya. Rescue workers saw the three of them caught by a rip current while swimming in the sea off Sai Khao beach on early this afternoon (Wednesday) in defiance of red flags along the beach. One of the tourists, whose identity is not know was reported to be in a serious condition when he was rushed to an emergency clinic on the island.  Subsequently he is said to be out of danger.

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    Thais travel more, but not too long – Visa

    Thais travel more on average than any other nationality, according to Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study . Suripong Tantiyanon of Visa Thailand says the study also reveals that people are travelling more, but their trips are getting shorter. Thais are expected to leapfrog ahead of other nationalities in the number of vacation trips they take each year – with 3.9 trips planned in 2019.