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Marine Department launches investigation over boats tragedy

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Marine Department is continuing its investigation over the Phuket boat tragedy, a week ago.

The marine Department Region 3 Chief Puripat Teerakulapisut says,“The warning announcement for boats heading to sea is based on the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). If we can see that the wind and wave conditions are not too strong, we will announce to for boats to be careful travelling into open waters.”

“The ban for boats not to leave from port is also considered based on the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). In addition relevant informations such as reports from boats which are already in the sea is essential information.”

“After these details are considered, information is sent to the committee to consider again before issuing an announcement to ban or not to ban boats from departing port.”

“For this tragedy we say that the sea was quiet and no big waves during that morning. Boats were leaving from ports along the east coast since morning. After that the weather changed suddenly with strong winds and high waves. At that time decisions must be made by boat captains. Their instant decisions are crucial for the safety of their passengers.”

“The Marine Department has set up a committee to investigate this case.”

The Captain of the dive boat ‘Phoenix’ claims that four to five metres waves hit the boat causing it to sink.

Read more HERE.

The Thaiger posted a screen shot on its ‘The Thaiger’ and The Thaiger Radio’ Facebook pages around 2pm on the day of the tragedy – information readily available to anyone. It was clear from the screen shots that an abrupt frontal system was approaching the island.

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  1. Asterix

    July 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    In Thailand, there is no marine training centre in the Andaman Sea and the 2 marine training centres are in Samut Prakan (government) and in Pattaya (Private). Therefore, all boat captains have no choice but to work at least two years for a boat operator company to apply to get a helmsman boat licence by complacency, which left them without proper training to drive transport boats up to 60T.

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    120 Moo 7 Soi.Bangnanggreng, Muang Samut Prakan,
    Samut Prakan 10270 Thailand
    Tel: 027 56 49 75/80
    Fax: 023 84 70 63
    Website: http://www.mmtc.ac.th/

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Kitten rescued from wall space after being stuck for three days

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A kitten was rescued last night after it got stuck in a narrow five-inch wall space behind a 7-11 convenience store in Samut Prakan’s city district.

Staff of a 7-Eleven shop in Bang Pu Industrial Estate called the Bang Pu 811 Rescue Unit for help.

The staff say they had heard a kitten’s faint meows behind the wall for three days. A rescuer climbed up on top of the wall and lowered a rope with a noose to carefully pull up the kitten.

The space between walls was only five-inch wide and about three metres high.

So, that’s eight live left.

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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches

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The Phuket Tourist Police are poised to improve marine and coastal safety by setting up service centres on Phuket beaches, starting initially with Kamala and Karon Beach.

The Tourist Police Division 3 Chief Major General Unggoon Klaiklueang says, “We have been planning on the project to set up the tourist service centres at Phuket’s busiest beaches.”

“The centres will be based in mobile modified shipping containers. Each centre will has two tourist police with an ATV vehicle (All-Terrain Vehicle)”

“We are planning to set up these centres on 12 Phuket beaches. We will start with Kamala and Karon Beach first. It is expected to be done before New Year as there will be a lot of tourists during that time, especially those locations.”

“By providing tourist police on beaches we be able to improve beach safety, for example if swimmers don’t listen to the warnings from lifeguards.”

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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid

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Five Kathu Police have been transferred to the Phuket Provincial Police Station after a gambling den raid. Soldiers raided a gambling den in Kathu on Tuesday night. More than 56 gamblers were arrested.

Read more about the raid HERE.

The order issued yesterday was signed by the Phuket Provincial Police commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmunee stating that five Kathu Police have been moved to the Phuket Provincial Police Station.

The five Kathu Police have been named…  Kathu Police Chief Col Jakkrawat Boontaveekunsawat, Kathu Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Chalermchai Hernsawat, Lt Col Chao Pomna and Maj Nopparut  Sukkree, and Inspector of investigation Police Maj Jaronthorn Donnayanrit.

Maj Gen Wisan says, “All five police are now working at the Phuket Provincial Police Station while an investigation is being undertaken on allowing gambling den in the area. We have been strictly enforced on preventing any gambling den in Phuket.”

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