A meeting to discuss marine safety was held at Nong Talay Sub District Administration OrBorTor yesterday (January 30), where the idea was floated to purchase a medical boat (marine ambulance) by the President of Krabi Tourism Association, Wattana Rerngsamut, to increase safety and emergency transportation in case of accidents at sea.
The meeting was chaired by the President of Nong Talay OrBorTor, Sukkai Chan-On and brought together speedboat operators, long-tail boat operators, tour guides and hotels representatives in the area.
The President of Krabi Tourism Association says the idea is about to be officially filed to the authorities for consideration.
“Krabi is a hub of marine tourism from Phang Nga and Phuket with thousands of boats a day heading out on tours. The most important thing is for the captains and crew of the boat to check the condition of vessels before heading offshore. When an accident happens, we should also be ready to tackle it as quickly and safely as possible. I’m preparing to propose to provincial administrative officials for the purchase of a medical boat to be stationed in the region, ready to transport injured patients while providing emergency first aid at the same time, just like the ambulances do on the road. I think it will reduce the severity of injuries and casualties and get patients to hospitals quicker,” he said.
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