Connect with us

Phuket

Minister of Tourism follows up on Phoenix boat tragedy

Published

 on 

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism.”

The Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, flew down from Bangkok to follow up on the PR mop-up following the Phoenix boat disaster. He spoke to the media at the Phuket Yacht Control Centre (PYCC) at Chalong Bay.

Khun Weerasak says, “We have to be careful when presenting news about the process of finding causes of the Phoenix boat capsize. The investigation has not yet concluded or reported on causes of the incident yet.”

“We have to be careful about news which might affect tourism. Government offices or officials, not involved directly in providing information must report directly to Minister of Tourism and Sports only.”

A mass merit making for Phoenix boat victims victim will be held on August 22-23  at Saphan Hin to mark 49 days after disaster.

The Chalong Police Chief Pakayot Thanongsak repeated, “We have already taken legal action against the boat captain, boat owner and others involved in the incident. After the Phoenix is brought back on land and checked, we can continue the investigation and report on possible causes of accident.”

Minister of Tourism follows up on Phoenix boat tragedy | News by Thaiger

PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

collecting news

Follow Thaiger by email:

Road deaths18 mins ago

UPDATE: Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash… on the back seat

Protests32 mins ago

‘Democracy Must Go On:’ Protestors have three demands for Thailand’s government

Thailand53 mins ago

Thailand News Today | Opposition to Thailand govt hosting former Sri Lanka president

Sponsored8 hours ago

BKFC THAILAND 3: Moment of the truth set for September 3

Bangkok56 mins ago

Bangkok OAP arrested after slapstick armed robbery of gold shop

Phuket2 hours ago

Phuket officials say no human trafficking cases found in island province

Hong Kong2 hours ago

Hong Kong seizes 20 million baht of heroin hidden in Thai kickboxing pads

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime3 hours ago

Nigerian and Vietnamese couple found dead linked to drug trade

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand workers could earn over 100,000 baht in Saudi Arabia

Chon Buri4 hours ago

Mountain B victims to be compensated by Thailand govt

Pattaya4 hours ago

Free noodles for beach cleaners after Pattaya Music Festival mess

Thailand5 hours ago

CCSA to give thumbs up to 4am licensing in Thailand next week

Tourism5 hours ago

Lots of Hong Kongers are searching for flights to Bangkok

Chon Buri6 hours ago

Death toll of Mountain B fire rises to 17

Economy7 hours ago

Bangkok No.1 in Asia-Pacific for MICE destinations

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Covid-19 “hospitel” isolation in Thailand to end September 1

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending