Bids invited for Phuket jet-ski insurance contract

PHUKET CITY: Insurance companies have 15 days to submit bids for a contract to insure every jet-ski on Phuket, it was announced at the latest ‘jet-ski summit’ at Phuket Provincial Hall today.

By November 8 – thirty days after the bid deadline – every operator in Phuket will have to apply for insurance or stop doing business.

For our previous report on the jet-ski summit click here.

This afternoon’s meeting was chaired by chief of the Army’s Internal Security Operations Command in Phuket Rear Admiral Amornchot Sujirat.

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Representatives from 10 insurance companies and roughly the same number of jet-ski operators spent the meeting sharing information on the jet-ski business.

The insurance companies will go away, crunch the numbers, and those interested will submit bids for the contract.

It was also agreed that each jet-ski company would have to use the same jet-ski rental contract, a measure also due to come into effect by November 8.

Jet-ski workers will have to wear a uniform and carry an ID card. Alien workers will be forbidden from working in the industry.

The number of jet-skis will also be restricted to 219, Rear Admiral Amornchot said.

— Kitima Pornmongkhonwat

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