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Search ongoing for speedboat missing off Koh Rok south of Phuket

PHUKET: A search is continuing for the Chamnina speedboat which is reported to have been missing off Koh Rok south of Phuket since 6pm yesterday evening (Aug 3) officials from the Royal Thai Navy have confirmed.

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Thursday 4 August 2016, 02:50PM


Koh Rok (circled) is an island located south of Phuket.
Koh Rok (circled) is an island located south of Phuket.

Kuntang Police were notified at 4pm yesterday that the Chamnina speedboat which was carrying two crewmen from Phi Phi and heading to Koh Lanta was lost at sea.

It has been reported that the captain of Chamnina, named only as Wijit, told police that the boast had run out of fuel and had stopped close to Koh Rok to refill. They left the area with 30 litres of fuel but it is reported they run out of gas again and did not know where they were.

Officials attempted to contact them back received no reply.

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Kungtang Police said that fishing boats in the area helped look for the lost boat and its crew near Koh Kradan and Koh Ngai but gave up the effort because of the strong winds and high waves.

Capt Phuchong Rodnikon of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command told to The Phuket News today (Aug 4), “The speedboat boat lost contact after 6pm yesterday, we are looking for them in the location where the captain last spoke to police. However, we will expand the search to other areas covering Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga Bay.

“We do not know if they made it to shore or not. No one has filed a missing person or boat report that we know of. We have little information but will continue our search,” he said.

 

 

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Kurt | 05 August 2016 - 09:08:43

No compulsory AIS on board??  Authorities didn't check this boat previously?
Running out of gas? Not checked prior departure or there was enough on board?
Lost at sea, not knowing where they are? Probably no sea chart on board, and not plot positions.

Here great examples of thai law enforcement (AIS) and thai 'seamanship'.

Seems there is here a job to do for the responsible Marine Office 5, 6, or 7, whatever the Office number suppose to be.

Now thai marine authorities see how stupid it is just to ask foreign flag sea worthy yachts to have AIS.
At least they should oblige thai not sea worthy boats with unskilled thai crew that go to sea to have a AIS.

Now you see what can happen. ( and this is not the first time).

Any, any, thai plywood boat sailing tourists should have AIS.
For more safety of the tourists.

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bigasail33 | 05 August 2016 - 08:16:21

No,No Asterix, only foreign flag sea worthy yachts entering or leaving Thai waters need one Horst

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Asterix | 04 August 2016 - 16:06:49

All speedboats and tour boats are supposed to have a compulsory AIS (GPS tracker).

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