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    Strong winds bring down trees and power poles, two cars damaged

    Two power cables have been brought down in Koh Sirey today (July 9) after heavy rains around the island. The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is warning that from July 9-15, heavy rain will affect Ranong, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun. “Small boats should stay ashore as strong winds and waves are expected, up to four metres high.” Persistent rain has continued since this morning

  • 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.

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    Chiang Rai: They will start coming out tonight at 9pm

    PHOTO: Thai PBS “Today is D-Day,” says the Chiang Rai Governor, adding that 13 international cave divers and 5 Navy SEAL members have gone into the cave to bring out the Mu Pa Football Academy members. “Each of the survivors will be escorted by two rescue divers. He told a media briefing that the first survivor should be brought out, starting aroun 9 pm tonight

  • Five more bodies recovered – 18 remain missing

    Five more bodies recovered – 18 remain missing

    Phuket’s Governor has updated the media of the current toll from the sinking of boats off Koh Hei on Thursday afternoon.

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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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    Boat victims will receive 300,000 baht from Thai Government

    As the search continues off the south-west coast of Phuket for survivors from tour boats that sank yesterday afternoon, Thai officials are already rolling out the PR machine. The Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has already promised that families of the victims of the boat accidents in Phuket will receive 300,000 baht (9,000 USD) each from the Thai government. The numbers of tourists, most of them Chinese, killed are still being tallied by the authorities.

  • Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

    Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

    What we currently know at 11am, Friday morning, Thai time… • 7 dead bodies have been recovered near Koh Maiton • Up to 50 remain missing (figure is continually being revised) • One body of a Chinese tourist was recovered last last night • Navy SEAL divers are searching the sunken ‘Phoenix’ boat for bodies • Two boats sank in yesterday’s storm • 8 boats sought shelter at Koh Racha last night with up to 166 people on board • Captain of sunken vessel 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 PHOTO: Phuket PR Office The post Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

  • 14 flights delayed, 6 diverted, black-outs at airport as storms hit Phuket

    14 flights delayed, 6 diverted, black-outs at airport as storms hit Phuket

    File photo/Air Asia plane arrives at Phuket International Airport. Many flights were unable to land safely at Phuket International Airport on time and had to be diverted.

  • His Majesty sends a special message to cave rescue teams

    His Majesty sends a special message to cave rescue teams

    “When the mission is over, they should receive good hospitality as the Royal guests until they depart from Thailand.” – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn His Majesty has sent a message, passed on to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, to those working to ring the footballers out of the cave. “Initial praises are good but please remain focused on the operation, which will be deemed successful once everyone is brought out to their families safely,” said General Prayut in conveying the message from the King.

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    Alpine tourism ignites billion dollar resort property market

    by Bill Barnett of Niseko visitor numbers continue to climb on the back of a sharp increase in airlift. Tourism arrivals to Asia’s leading alpine destination, Niseko, rose 17% year-on-year in 2017 and bumped up a 5-year growth spree with an impressive 16% compound annual growth rate.