Speedboat

  • Thailand News

    Tourists rescued after speedboat sinks off Surat Thani coast

    A speedboat carrying tourists on a fishing trip was hit by large waves, causing it to take on water and eventually sink. Five people were left stranded in the sea before being rescued by local fishing boats and the marine police. At 12.20am today, the marine police received a distress call from relatives of the speedboat’s driver, alerting them that…

  • Thailand News

    Speedboat capsizes off Sri Racha coast: All passengers rescued

    A speedboat, carrying ten passengers, found itself at the mercy of the vigorous waves and gusty winds off the coast of Sri Racha, in East Thailand, ultimately capsizing. Fortunately, all passengers were promptly rescued, escaping unharmed. The incident unfolded around 2pm on Thursday, March 28, within the space between the Harbour Bridge and the Silo Bridge in the Surasak area…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya Port Authority prepares 700 speedboats for Songkran

    As the Songkran Festival looms closer, Pattaya Port Authority prepares for an influx of travellers with an initiative to ensure safety and convenience. From April 11 to 17, they are set to facilitate seamless water travel between Koh Larn and Pattaya. To cater to the needs of both locals and tourists, the authority has orchestrated a fleet comprising 60 passenger…

  • Pattaya News

    Tragedy on the rocks: Missing Russian tourist found dead after speedboat collision

    The body of a Russian tourist who had gone missing following a collision with a speedboat was discovered today on the Haad Tian rocks near Pattaya’s Koh Larn. The tragic incident occurred on Monday, September 25, when a speedboat strayed into a restricted area, resulting in a collision that claimed the life of the Russian tourist and injured his Thai…

  • Phuket News

    Narrow escape at sea: Quick action prevents speedboat disaster off Phuket’s coast

    A near-drowning incident involving five individuals on a speedboat off the coast of Maithon Island, Phuket, was averted by swift action from local authorities. The vessel was in danger of capsizing due to water ingress but was successfully brought ashore at Chalong Bay, with all passengers safe. An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway. The alarming news…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket officials probe safety standards after speedboat’s reckless wave maneuvering

    Following a public outcry driven by online footage showcasing the reckless manoeuvring of a tour speedboat through large waves, the Phuket Marine Office has released a statement on the incident. The speedboat, distinctly labelled Natthicha 555, flagrantly disregarded a water safety notice by failing to equip its tourists with life jackets. The persisting unsafe sea conditions were the triggering reason…

  • Phuket News

    Wave-riding rebels: Phuket probe targets speedboat drivers who ignored safety notice

    An investigation is currently underway concerning two speedboat drivers who allegedly flouted a safety notice issued by the Phuket Marine Office. This unfolded on Tuesday, August 1 when the captains reportedly displayed reckless behaviour by navigating their boats precariously in large waves and powerful winds whilst making their way back from Phi Phi Island. The probe into the conduct of these…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya Police make waves: Murder suspect’s speedboat confiscated German businessman’s murder

    Pattaya cops confiscated a speedboat owned by a main suspect in the brutal murder of German businessman Hans Peter Mack. The suspect, 52 year old Olaf Thorsten Brinkmann, is implicated in the murder of the 62 year old German property tycoon. Police believe that Brinkmann might have planned to use the speedboat to dispose of Mack’s butchered remains in the…

  • Thailand News

    Speedboat explosion in southern Thailand kills 1, injures 1

    An explosion on a tourist speedboat docked at a pier in Phang Nga province in southern Thailand injured two people yesterday, one of whom later passed away in the hospital. At around 8pm, the Phang Nga Harbour Office was informed of a loud noise similar to an explosion on a speedboat at Ban Thap Lamu Pier in Lam Kaen subdistrict,…

  • Crime News

    Tangmo: Police conclude Thai actress died of ‘recklessness’, 6 suspects charged

    Following a monthslong investigation into the death of Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, police have finally charged all 5 of her boating buddies, plus a man who allegedly coached them, with various offences, including recklessness leading to death, lying to police and concealing evidence. At a press conference today at the headquarters of Provincial Police Region 1 in Bangkok, police…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Thailand’s inflation highest jump in 13 years, 5.7% year on year.

    Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, senior chairman of CP Group, Thailand’s largest private company, has dropped from number 103 in last year’s ranking of Forbes’ new World’s Billionaires to number 137. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has topped the list for the first time. He ranks Number 1 with an estimated net worth of US $219 billion. This year, the total net…

  • Crime News

    Tangmo: Senators warn police to store speedboat ‘properly’

    Store the boat properly, you dummies! That’s the key takeaway, after senators visited the police headquarters in Muang district of Nonthaburi last week, where they found police had not been properly storing a key piece of evidence — the speedboat that drowned actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharavirapong allegedly fell from. Members of the Senate committee on human rights, liberty and consumer…

  • Politics News

    Chinese Coast Guard nabs fleeing Hong Kong activists

    Chinese authorities have captured and arrested around a dozen Hong Kong activists from Hong Kong who were attempting to leave the former British colony by speedboat. The incident shows the intensification of Beijing’s campaign to seek out protest leaders and those resisting the Communist Party’s tightening grip there. The arrests, made last. Sunday, are the first confirmed case of such…

  • Phuket News

    2 speedboats destroyed by fire in Phuket – VIDEO

    There’s been another speed boat incident in Phuket, south Thailand. This time 2 speed boats have been badly damaged after one of them caught fire while tied up at a pier in Thalang yesterday afternoon. The fire spread to a second boat tied up next to it. No injuries were reported. Phuket’s marine police chief, Pol Col Prasert Srikhunrat, reported…

  • Crime News

    Phuket speedboat crash captains released on bail

    An official of the Phuket Provincial Court confirmed this morning that both captains involved in the speedboat collision on Monday that killed two Russian children and injured more than a dozen others were released yesterday on bail of 150,000 each. Both were charged Monday with “recklessness causing death and injury.” 24 year old Atsarawut Suden and 33 year old Anusorn…

  • Phuket News

    German tourist dies after being hit by parasail speedboat off Phuket

    PHOTO: Achadtaya Chuenniran Police are investigating the circumstances of an incident on Kamala Beach on Friday afternoon where a swimmer was killed after being struck by a speedboat used to tow paying parasail passengers into the sky. A German tourist has died after being seriously injured by a speedboat propellor while swimming off Phuket’s Kamala beach. The victim was a 63…

  • Phuket News

    UPDATE: Speedboat captain charged, two Chinese tourists remain in hospital

    A speedboat captain has now been charged over a “reckless act causing injury” but the captain is denying the charge. Two Chinese tourists remain in hospital following Saturday’s collision between the tour boat and a moored small oil tanker just off the east coast of Phuket. A number of Chinese tourists and boat crew were injured as a result of…