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Marine Office sets new life vest standards

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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The Phuket Marine Office has issued a rule about life vest standard’s certification for each boat to ensure all vessels only use the life vest approved by the Marine Office to guarantee quality.

Phuket Marine Office Chief, Surat Sirisaiyat, says that the new rule will order all boats to use life vesta approved by the Marine Office, which comprises qualifications and verification specified by the office in order to create better marine safety standards.

“The rule is effective since January 1 and all the boats that comes to Marine Office to extend their license will have to get the approval for their life vests as well. We expect that all boats will be using only approved life vests by the end of this year. For other kinds of boat, the rule will be effective on January 1, 2019 and we expect that by the end of 2019, all boats in Thailand will have life vests with standards set by the Marine Office.”

“We have developed the standards of life vest with the life vest companies to ensure that they reaches international standards. Each of them has buoyant force of at least 100 Newtons and must be made with approved materials. The life vest must be able to flip around the person wearing it so that are face up if they lose consciousness and needs to have a label of at least 10×10 cm specifying the safety standard approval of the vest,” he explained.

For more information, call 02 231 3118 ext 223, 224 and 225.

- Kritsada Mueanhawong

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

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Phuket: Persistent Python vs Dog

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Today in Phuket.. Lucky dog. 😇.. My brother just told me this is actually at bangpae waterfall in Phuket.

Posted by Kim White on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Sansiri launches THE BASE Central – Phuket

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Sansiri launched another one of their ‘BASE’ branded condos with the launch of ‘THE BASE Central Phuket’.

Quoting from their media release, “The design is influenced by an enchanting lifestyle where the native people and Chinese from across the seas come together to create the Peranakan culture under the new concept ‘MARK MY BASE’.”

Poomisak Julamaneechot, Vice Managing Director of the condominium development project, San Siri Public Company Limited says, “Sansiri has continued under The Base brand in Phuket by launching this new project ‘The Base Central –Phuket’ with a budget for construction 1,660 million Baht.”

“The unique location at the heart of the island near Central Festival, and just one minute from the proposed new light rail station.”

“The project is under the branding of ‘Complete Your Living Experience’. The project will be available for initial registration and reservations on June 23-24 with prices starting from 1.99 million Baht.”

Check out some more about the new project HERE. (In English and Thai)

 

 

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Krabi: Chinese tourist drowns at Railay Bay

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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After all the heavy monsoonal weather along our coasts in recent days, we’re lucky we haven’t had more reports of risky swimmers getting into difficulty. Sadly, Krabi has reported a drowning.

Thai Rath reports that a 32 year old Chinese tourist staying in the Railay Beach area drowned after ignoring officials’ warnings not to go into the water. The report says that the tourist had gone to Phranang beach where beach patrollers told him not to enter the water due to the high seas. He said he wouldn’t and was just taking photos. Later he ventured into the waters without a life jacket where he quickly got into difficulty.

Fellow tourists, climbing groups, Park officials and staff from the First Standard Clinic in Ao Nang were all involved recovering Ma Xuxa from the waters at Phrasing Beach. Once he was back on shore CPR was applied in an effort to resuscitate him.

He was subsequently transferred by boat and ambulance to the Krabi Hospital. Medics continued to apply CPR during the journey but the man was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.

The Chinese Consulate has been advised of the incident.

SOURCE: Thai Rath HERE.

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