Indonesia haze prompts Phuket boat warning

PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Office has issued a warning to all boat captains to beware of the decreased visibility caused by the Indonesian haze, which has blanketed the region.

“Vision is limited to about one nautical mile. Therefore, all vessels must proceed with caution,” said Phuket Marine Office Chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut, who signed the warning into effect yesterday.

This morning, Phuket officials issued a health warning after air pollution on the island maintained levels above the public safety standard for the last 24 hours (story here).

— Chutharat Plerin

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