Boats being banned in Phoenix salvage zone

The Phuket Marine office is warning boats to be careful when navigating around the area where the Phoenix salvage operations are underway of Koh Her, south-west of Phuket.

“The Phoenix salvage operations are underway until at least November 15 south off Koh Hei at 7º42’14.6″ North, 98º23’06.9″ East.”

The announcement states that, for the best chances of boat recovery and safety, all boats are being banned in a one nautical mile radius from the area, day and night. Boat captains must strictly follow officer’s advice in this matter.

The barge and crane equipment arrived from Singapore yesterday amid new hope that the new salvage operation may have more success than the past salvage attempts which were cancelled last week.

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The acting immigration chief, Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn, and representatives of the Chinese media are visiting the salvage site today.

Phuket News
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