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A body, a passenger on ‘Phoenix’ when the boat sank last Thursday and found stuck and unable to be removed by divers, is hopefully going to be recovered today. The task to recover the last body inside the boat started early this morning.

On a separate search, one male body was found yesterday (July 11) near Phi Phi Island in Krabi which is believed to be another of the Chinese victims. The body is awaiting identification.

There were a total of 89 tourists on the ‘Phoenix’, mostly Chinese, when it sank last Thursday afternoon. There were 42 survivors. 46 deceased have been recovered from inside the boat and the surrounding waters, mostly between Koh Hei and Koh Racha.

Three vessels from the Royal Thai Navy were deployed from the port at Sri Panwa at 5.45am today heading to the area of the sunken boat. Divers from the Royal Thai Navy, the Guangzhou Salvage team from China and Kusoldharm rescue divers  joined in the search of the last body (47th).

The dive operation involves two divers at a time, diving for 20 minutes to survey and remove some sand. The second pair of divers will do the same. The third team of divers from China will dive down to cover the body which will then be brought back to the surface.

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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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