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Seven rusty steel rods removed from Phuket beach

PHUKET: Official from Kamala Tambon Administration Office (OrBorTor) have confirmed that they have removed seven rusty steel rods that were buried in the sand at Kamala Beach.

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Supatra Sutham

Thursday 1 December 2016, 01:48PM


Officials did try to remove the rods by hand but were unsuccessful. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Officials did try to remove the rods by hand but were unsuccessful. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Chief Administration Officer (Palad) of the Kamala Tambon Administration Office (OrBorTor), Mr Kitikraisri Khaewwan, told The Phuket News today (Dec 1) that all the steel rods discovered at the beach were removed last week and that beachgoers should now be safe on the beach.

However, he did advise beachgoers to still be vigilant because he is not sure if more undetected rusty steel rods are still buried in the sand.

Mr Kitikraisri explained, “The steel bars were left from a former shrimp farm. These were buried very deep in the sand and were hard to pull out by hand because some were attached to cement blocks.

“On Nov 21, officials managed to cut two bars and pull them out using a truck, but due to the high tide they had to stop and marked the rest with sticks.

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“We wanted to use machinery to pull the remainder of the rods out but nothing was available. In the end we jet-sprayed water onto one steel bar and the cement broke off making it easy to pull out the rod. We were then able to remove the remainder of the rods.

“We have checked the area and do not believe there are anymore rods in the sand,” he said.

“We are not sure where the owner of this old shrimp farm is now so we are unsure if this is all the rods. We have not received any report of more rods being found, but lifeguards have been advised to report to us if they find anything during low tide,” he added.  

 

 

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Kurt | 01 December 2016 - 18:20:26

No machinery available to make sure the beach is cleared of dangerous rusty steel rods.
Of course machinery was available. Machinery is also available to demolished illegal buildings at beaches and leave a war zone behind until now.

Hello, when was it that this shrimp farm was at kamala beach?
25 years ago?  Let me laugh.

Another show of: As long it costs us no money to offer Phuket polluted beaches to tourist, everything is fine.
We just want the tourist money, which is fine  if they are that stupid to accept what we ( not) offer beach wise.

It is about time the Phuket Governor has a few foreign advisors, foreigners who live on Phuket 8 years or longer, just to enlighten him about farang beach culture.
Last Phuket vice governor went to Sydney beaches in winter time. Came back with no clue. ( trip was waist of thai government money).

When is this governor laying in swim shorts a full day at any Phuket beach ( without any other thai official knowledge) to experience the reality and experience the bad water quality?

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Rorii | 01 December 2016 - 16:30:56

Being a tourist destination, does anyone see something glaringly wrong with this comment "However, he did advise beachgoers to still be vigilant because he is not sure if more undetected rusty steel rods are still buried in the sand."

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Kurt | 01 December 2016 - 15:12:54

Great job! 10 'chiefs & Indians' (see photo) to remove 7 steel bars.
Where the police officers there to arrest the steel bars?

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