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Phoenix might be raised today – VIDEO

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Phoenix might be raised today – VIDEO | The Thaiger

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: The Phuket Marine Office

Divers headed underwater again yesterday (September 13) to check attachments to Phoenix in readiness to bring the wreck up to the surface.

The Phuket PR Office reports that… “a team of divers yesterday morning (September 13) went down 45 metres underwater again. The first diver team arrived at the boat at 10am to check equipment which has been attached to the boat. To make sure that flotation tanks are in their proper position.”

“The underwater current and waves were good yesterday. Divers completed the operation at 6.00pm last night.”

“Today (September 14), if the water current is not too strong, the operation team will try and float the boat to the surface.”

“On the other hand, if the water current is strong, the operation will not happen today as the situation is uncontrollable and very dangerous.”

The Phoenix sank in early July causing the drowning of 47 Chinese tourists. The investigation into the causes continues.

ทีมปฏิบัติงานกู้เรือ Phoenix ยังคงดำเนินการอย่างต่อเนื่อง วันนี้ (13กย.61) ทีมปฎิบัติการกู้เรือฟินิกส์ได้ ออกไปปฎิบัติภารกิจ เมื่อเวลา 08.20 น. โดยดำน้ำ ทำงาน ดำน้ำไดร์ แรก เวลา 10 .00น. ลงไป ปรับ แต่ง ตำแหน่ง ถังทั้งสอง ข้าง ให้เท่ากัน ในเรื่องความสูง เพราะลงอัดใกล้ ตัวเรือ มากที่ สุด อากาศ ตรงนี้ มาเริ่ม ดี ทั้งกระแสน้ำ คลื่น และ ลม ตอน เวลา 17.20 น.นักดำน้ำ สามารถลงทำงาน และกลับขึ้นมา ทั้งหมด ตอน 18.05 น. และกลับเข้า ฝั่ง ส่วนพรุ่งนี้ 14 ก.ย. น. จะต้องประเมินสถานการณ์หน้างานอีกครั้ง ถ้ากระแสน้ำข้างใต้ ไม่แรง ทีมงานพร้อมลากเรือไปอยู่ในตำแหน่งที่ บริเวณเกาะเฮ และเกาะแอล แต่หากสถานการณ์เหมือนวันนี้กระแสน้ำแรงข้างใต้ จะไม่สามารถทำงานได้ ซึ่งเป็นอุปสรรคที่สำคัญและไม่สามารถควบคุมได้

Posted by ปชส. จังหวัดภูเก็ต on Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Phoenix is ready to be raised as soon as the weather conditions are good enough. Officials say the equipment is all ready.

Read more about the salvage efforts HERE.

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Hermès opens its first store in Phuket at Central Floresta

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Hermès opens its first store in Phuket at Central Floresta | The Thaiger

Hermès has opened of its first store in Phuket at Central Floresta, the newly opened lifestyle shopping destination in the heart of the island, opposite Central Festival.

As Hermès’ first venture outside the Thai capital, the new Hermès Phuket store makes a significant statement of expansion and confidence in the market. The new address in this world-renowned island will allow the growing population of local residents, along with domestic and international tourists, to discover the abundant variety of Hermès métiers and savoir-faire.

Designed by the Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the elegant 172 m² retail space is located by the shopping centre’s main entrance and benefits from a double exposure with an exterior and an interior façade.

A bamboo claustra follows the line of the mall’s exterior glass, filtering the daylight that bathes the indoor space, and further illustrates Hermès’ high regard for local craftsmanship. The interior façade is composed of a refined lacquered metal, featuring a large window display, complemented by four recesses with illuminated silk scarves.

Upon entering the store, visitors are welcomed by the House’s ex-libris and signature Grecques lights, designed for Hermès in 1925. The store is decorated with natural and local materials – bamboo floors and claustra, cognac toned Cherrywood walls, toffee coloured silk and fibre fabrics – tastefully blending various elements of Thai culture and modern architecture. The soft colour palette evokes the sand and the sun in their various shades, providing a delightfully serene and convivial atmosphere.

The overall volume is divided into two main areas by the feminine silk grid facing the entrance. The first one, with the iconic Faubourg pattern mosaic floor, allows guests to explore the silk, fashion jewellery, fragrance, art of living, and equestrian departments.

Opposite the leather goods display, an intimate space invites guests to uncover the watch and jewellery collections. Further along, one can discover the women and men’s universes. A sand coloured carpet on the floor outlines the area dedicated to the shoe collections, enriched by a delicate custom-made bamboo light module as the ceiling centrepiece.

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Red car ‘gun flasher’ arrested in Phuket

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Red car ‘gun flasher’ arrested in Phuket | The Thaiger

Phuket police have arrested and are questioning the driver of a red sedan following Friday’s incident on Thepkasattri Road in Srisoonthorn where he appeared to wave a gun out of his driver’s window (video in the link below).

Manop Sangpal was tracked down by police but they’ve confirmed that Mr Manop’s ‘gun’ was just a BB gun, not a firearm.

The video of the man driving the red sedan and waving the ‘gun’ out of the driver’s window spread around social media on Friday afternoon after a driver following recorded the incident and posted it.

Read the story and see the video below…

Police hunting for driver who threatened others with a gun on Phuket road – VIDEO

On the video the red Ford sedan cuts in front of the car with the dashcam then veers to the left lane while the driver waves the gun out of his window near Wat Srisoonthorn.

Police say Mr Manop was arrested at lunchtime yesterday (Saturday) in a workers camp in Soi Sukapibal where he lives with his Burmese wife and family.

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear | The Thaiger

An advisory was sent out last night about two earth tremors registering 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude centered on the Andaman Islands, 620 kilometres north west of Phuket.

The National Disaster Warning Centre sent out an advisory to Governors of six Andaman Coast provinces to be on alert for tsunami warnings and more earthquake activity.

There has been no tsunami activity registered along the Andaman coastlines.

Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast - all clear | News by The Thaiger

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