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Phuket Airport holds tsunami drill

PHUKET: Officials at Phuket International Airport carried out the facility’s annual emergency tsunami drill yesterday (May 23), simulating the co-ordinated response by first responders, including armed forces, in the case of a Phuket tsunami threat.


Shela Riva

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 10:37AM


Phuket Vice Governor Sanit Siriwihok officiated the opening ceremony of the exercise, accompanied by officers from the nearby Sakoo Police Station as well as from the Tah Chat Chai Police, Phuket Tourist Police and Royal Thai Thai Navy Third Area Command, based at Cape Panwa.

The exercise, held from 2pm to 5pm, saw a simulated evacuation of all passengers and officials from the terminal buildings due to a significant earthquake and tsunami warning, including an exercise simulating the rescue of injured persons.

Phuket Airport General Manager Monrudee Gettuphan explained, “The objective of the training was for all participants, including airline employees and airport officials, to do our best to simulate the emergency situation.

“Workers from the community and local residents also took part in the exercise. It successfully simulated the real situation,” she added.

 

 

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