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Phuket’s “Dive against Debris’ reef cleanup sets new world record

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PHUKET: The 502 participants who took part in today’s Go Eco Phuket, PADI and Project AWARE-sponsored “Dive Against Debris” can now proudly lay claim to staging the biggest reef cleanup of any kind in the world.

The record turnout surpassed pre-event expectations of 14 PADI dive boats and more than 450 participants to sweep the reefs off Koh Racha Noi, Koh Racha Yai, Phi Phi Island, Koh Khao Nok and Koh Hei (“Coral Island”) clean of marine debris.

“It’s a record. Obviously we are very pleased with the event. There were hundreds of divers today, together removing more than 15 tons of debris from the reefs around Phuket,” said Tony Andrews, Thailand’s West coast PADI Regional Manager and Project AWARE Ambassador.

The united effort, bringing together support from dive operators, local resorts and tourism-dependent businesses, government agencies and even the Royal Thai Navy was graced today by the collective efforts of the Royal Thai Navy and a local fishing boat to recover a discarded fishing net weighing 4.5 tons.

Clear weather smiled upon the divers taking part and all have returned safely to Phuket to celebrate their record victory over trash-dumping in the sea.

The cleanup was sponsored by the Phuket Gazette and will be televised daily next week on UBC/True Visions (channel 99) in the Gazette‘s regular weekly ‘Phuket Today’ show. For broadcast times, see this month’s True Visions programming guide.



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Phuket house keeper keeps 2,600 meth pills and 3kg of marijuana at house in Rawai

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A Rawai house keeper has been arrested with 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana.

A team of Border Patrol Police has arrested 47 year old Wanlee ‘Mai’ Eiadkerd. Police seized 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana inside a house in Rawai.

The arrest follows police first arresting a Thai woman with methamphetamine pills in Chalong. She told police she got the drugs from a woman called ‘Wanlee’. She said that Wanlee is a house keeper at a house in Soi Yanui, Rawai.

Police continued the investigation and found Wanlee at the house. Police didn’t find any drugs in the house but Wanlee volunteered information that she kept drugs in another house in Sai Yuan, Rawai where she also works as a house keeper.

She was taken to Chalong Police Startion and charged with illegal possession of Category 1 and 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Phuket police launch search for man in Facebook post pointing a gun at his head

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Last night Phuket Police launched a manhunt after a photo of a man pointing gun at his head went viral in social media.

The Phuket City Police took about five hours to find the house after the photo of the man, who was pointing a gun at his head, along with a depressing message, was posted on the man’s social media page.

Police finally identified the house at Koh Sirey in Rassada, east of Phuket Town. Police found the man had already gone to sleep in his bedroom.

Today police will be questioning him and checking the legality and ammunition with his gun. They will also be urging him to seek help if he is having problems.

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77 year old Swedish tourist rescued at Patong Beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Patong Lifeguard

Lifeguards at Patong Beach rescued a 77 year old Swedish male tourist from drowning after he lost consciousness whilst in the water.

Lifeguards pulled the Swedish tourist, Berlin Goran, out of the water after he passed out whilst swimming at the beach.

Head of Patong lifeguard Somprasong Sangchart says, “We saw other swimmers wave their hands and call for help after they saw Mr Goran fainting face down into the water. We rushed in to retrieve him, he was about 40 metres off shore.

“Mr Goran was unconscious and his pulses was very weak. Lifeguards provided CPR and recovered Mr Goran’s pulse and conciousness. He was rushed to Patong Hospital.”

Doctor says that Mr Goran was very lucky that he was rescued immediately. They say if there was a longer delay he would probably have died.

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Posted by เหยี่ยวข่าว ภูเก็ต on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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