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Transport officials inspect Ao Por wave attenuator

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PHUKET CITY: High-ranking Transport Ministry officials paid a visit to Ao Por Grand Marina on Thursday morning to inspect a newly-deployed floating wave attenuator installed on a trial basis at a cost of  20 million baht.

 Deputy Transport Minister Kuakul Danchaiwijit, Marine Department Director Chalor Kotcharat and other officials arrived at the marina at about 11am.

Ao Por Grand Marina customer services manager Wirawut Saeton said the wave attenuator, 360 meters long and 60 meters wide, was installed to protect vessels berthed in the marina basin from northeast monsoon waves.

 Deployed two months ago, the wave attenuator effectively dampens wave force 70% to 80% and reduces the height of two-meter waves to under one meter, he said.

The structure design is based on existing floating wave attenuator in the US, he said.

The Transport Ministry officials were invited to inspect the structure and assess its impact on the environment over a six-month period, he said.

Ao Po Grand Marina managing director Kasem Chiarasomboon said the attenuator is anchored to the sea bed in 50 places at depths of around four or five meters.

The Ao Po Grand Marina management advertises the facility itself as ‘Phuket’s Superyacht Marina’.

If permission for the marina is granted after the six-month trial period, the floating wave attenuator could be extended into an ‘L-shape’ offering even more protection, Mr Wirawut said.

— Atchaa Khamlo & Stephen Michael Fein



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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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