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Reward offered for missing catamaran

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KATA: Yacht owner Chris Sieber is offering a US$5,000 reward for information directly leading to the recovery of his 46-foot catamaran Kilo, which went missing off Kata Beach on December 18.

Mr Sieber told the Gazette this morning that Kilo was last seen anchored offshore from the Kata Beach Resort on December 17, following the King’s Cup Regatta, for which Kilo was chartered.

“At first I thought they [the charter crew] may have taken her for a trip, but the next day we realized that the boat was missing,” Mr Sieber said.

He reported the boat as missing with Chalong Police and with the Marine Police the following day. Authorities in Ranong, Burma and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands have also been notified.

The Marine Police put out a call for all commercial fishing vessels to report any sightings of a boat matching the description of Kilo. However, they did not launch a search, Marine Police Lt Col Pratueng Siramanont told the Gazette today.

Although theft is a possibility, Mr Sieber has not ruled out that Kilo may simply have drifted off her anchor. However, he could not give an estimated search perimeter where the boat, if adrift, might be found.

“If she’s adrift she should be somewhere out between Sumatra and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, but with the shifting winds as well as the currents, it’s nearly impossible to tell,” he said.

“But if she’s been stolen, she could be anywhere.”

Two aerial searches by the Phuket-based helicopter charter company HeliThai failed to locate the boat.

The first search, which took place on December 20, was southwest of Phuket, where Kilo is expected to be if she is adrift. The second search a few days later covered Phang Nga Bay, including Koh Yao Noi and Krabi.

Mr Sieber explained that Kilo had been stripped down for racing in the King’s Cup Regatta. There was very little drinking water and no provisions on board. “And I left only a little diesel,” he said.

Mr Sieber pointed out that Kilo would be easily identified by its distinctive Tim Mumby design. “If it has been stolen, then the thieves are not the brightest. There are only four boats like this in the world. It’s not like it’s a Toyota or a Mitsubishi,” he said.

Anyone with information about Kilo‘s current whereabouts is urged to contact Chris Sieber at Tel: +66-1-8871558 (Thai mobile) or by email at: [email protected] or [email protected]

Alternatively contact Bob Mott at Tel: +66-1-7974061 (Thai mobile) or by email at: [email protected]



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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