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PHUKET: There were shouts of Olé across the water today as the newest addition to Spain’s fleet of sailing boats won overall honours in the Racing class in the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Plis Play, which was launched in Malacca just over a week ago, finished the Regatta with 12 points after a third-place finish today to beat Clariden-Karakoa, which finished with 15 points, and former King’s Cup winner Neil Pryde, whose Hi Fidelity finished third with 16 points. In The Sports Boat division, Jeremy Muller’s Scallywag finished first in every race apart from a fourth place in today (which he discarded) to record a convincing win with six points. Stuart Harrison’s Panic! was a distant second with 12 points, followed by David Hamilton’s Luk Loma with 17. Luk Loma finally had a first-place finish in the final race. In the hotly-contested Premier Cruising class, John Wardill’s Australian Maid took third place today, enough to give it overall honours with 10 points. Hot on its heels was Marcel Liedts’ Hocux Pocux 2 with 11 points and George Olivet’s Big Buzzard with 12. A first place in today’s final race assured overall honours for David Lindahl’s La Samudra, which finished the IRC 1 class with 11 points. Viroj Nualkhair’s Octopussy was second with 13 points, followed by John Vause on Ruby Tuesday with 15. It was a Thai one-two in the IRC 2 with Royal Thai Navy 1 boat finishing first on 4 points and sister boat Royal Thai Navy 1 second on 5. Tracy Williams on Patrice III finished third on 9 points after a third place today. Bob Ashman took overall honours on Simba in IRC 3 with a total of 4 points, thanks to a second place in today’s race. Graham Lind’s Sumatra finished second overall on 7 points. The winner of today’s race was Stuart Crowe aboard Cinders, giving him and his crew a bump-up to third overall in the class. In the Ocean Rover division, Gladys Guttenburg, sailed by Ray Bradshaw, was the runaway winner, taking every race to with 4 points. George Johannes’ Ok-La finished second on 8 points, followed by George Fenn’s The Four Winds on 11. In the Classic class, Stephen Pepperell’s Long White Cloud won every race but one to get a stranglehold on the division and take overall honours with 4 points. Julian Hill’s Sanook took second with 9 points and Claus Karthe’s Greensleeves was third on 12. Lattitude 8 Cyrene with Mark Pescott at the wheel finished first in the Multihull Class after a second place today which earned him 5 points overall, and close behind was King’s Cup regular Radab Kanjanavit on Cedar Swan with 8 points. Phil Atkinson’s fast cat Fine Pitch was third with 10 points. For full results, see the http://kingscup.com/Results/result.html



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Slow loris released back into Phuket forest

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PHOTOS: Department of National Parks

Officers from of the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area have helped in the release of a slow loris back into the wild yesterday.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, yesterday released the slow loris to the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Are in Thalang.

The slow loris was found near a furniture factory in Thalang last week. It was being treated at a pet hospital before being handed over to Khun Pongchart when it was ready to be set free.

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Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

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A floating seastead has today been towed by a naval vessel back to the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa. Meanwhile the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam is challenging the owners and builders of the structure to take the Thai Government and Navy to the International Court of Justice.

The Royal Thai Navy’s Third Fleet ventured out with a group of reporters on Saturday to inspect the floating seastead, the first of about 20 planned Ocean Builders for the open waters about 22km from Phuket’s Koh Racha Yai.

Nothing valuable was found on board the octagon-shaped steel and aluminium structure which was attached to a floating platform.

Two vessels were used in today’s operation. The living quarters were detached and placed on the first vessel and the second towed the floating platform to the shore for safe keeping pending legal action against its owner as well as the builder, Ocean Builders Company.

Dr. Wissanu said yesterday that Thai authorities were authorised to remove or dismantle the floating housing unit with or without the consent of its owner after finding the structure could pose a threat to Thai national security and sovereignty in accordance with Article 119 of the Criminal Code.

He said that the structure also posed an obstacle to vessels and was located not far from an oil rig.

Regarding the threat by Ocean Builders Company to sue the Thai government in the International Court of Justice for the removal, the deputy PM says he welcomes the move, noting that no government anywhere would allow a seastead settlement near their maritime territory.

Seasteader Chad Andrew Edwartowski and his Thai wife, Mrs. Nadia Summergirl, are wanted by the Thai police for questioning after Thai immigration revoked the American’s non-immigrant visa and blacklisted him.

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Phuket taxi slams into tree in Phattalung

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PHOTOS: Phattalung Rescue

Two people have sustained serious injuries after a Phuket taxi slammed into a tree in Phattalung last night.

Phattalung rescue workers were notified of the accident in Mueang Pattalung District at 7.57pm last night (Sunday).

They arrived at the scene to find the Phuket registered taxi resting in front of the big tree on the side of the road near a temple. The front of the vehicle had extensive damage following the collision.

The two people who sustained serious injuries were 58 year old Wanchai Srithong and 64 year old Jamras Srithong. They were both taken to the Phattalung Hospital.

Pattalung City Police are continuing their investigation. There has been no explanation given at this stage as to why a Phuket taxi was in Phattalung.

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