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Phuket boat disaster: Investigation underway. One boat captain now in custody.

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Phuket boat disaster: Investigation underway. One boat captain now in custody. | The Thaiger

The Chinese boat manager of the ‘Serenata’ is now facing charges in addition to the captain of the ‘Phoenix, which also sunk, who is now in custody.  A Russian jet-ski driver has also been charged. This is all in the wake of last Thursday’s ‘freak’ storm which hit the Andaman coast.

Region 8 Police commander Lt General Sorasak Yenprem says, “the boat captain of ‘Phoenix’ has now being jailed at the Phuket Provincial Court”.

The captains of the two boats, ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Serenata’, that sank off Phuket last Thursday early evening (July 5), have been charged.

Raed more HERE.

“The Chinese boat manager of the ‘Serenata’ has also been charged with ‘committing an act of negligence causing bodily and mental harm’. He has been sent to Immigration Police for further processing in relation to his current visa standing.”

“A Russian jet-ski driver has also been charged with committing an act of negligence. He was fined 1,000 Baht. His friend who has minor injuries is already back home. The jet ski was also reported missing following the storm last Thursday but was later found with its driver and passenger.”

“Police are continuing to question about 50 witnesses.  We will be taking legal action against anyone, or any company, who has been found committing illegal acts in relation to this tragic incident.”


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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches

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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches | The Thaiger

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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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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid | The Thaiger

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.”

Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid | News by The Thaiger Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid | News by The Thaiger

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Woman sues Bangkok Phuket Hospital for 19 million baht

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A Phuket woman has filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court against Bangkok Hospital Phuket for 19 million baht in compensation after an alleged error during an operation has left her bed-ridden.

Nonglak Srisaeng assigned Chalermpong Klubdee, an official of the Foundation for Consumers, and Sakolrat Ritsamitchai, a lawyer, to file the lawsuit on her behalf.

The lawsuit was filed with the consumers’ case division of the Civil Court.

The lawsuit alleged that a mistake on the part of the hospital caused Nonglak to become bed-ridden after she received an operation to remove a tumor in her uterus in August, 2016.

She is demanding 19 million baht in compensations for the difficulties to live her life and for subsequent medical costs.

Woman sues Bangkok Phuket Hospital for 19 million baht | News by The Thaiger

STORY: The Nation

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