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Diver hit by boat propeller north of Phuket, boat captain sought by police

PHUKET: Police are searching for a boat captain who is alleged to have hit a female diver with an engine propeller while she was taking part in a sea clean operation yesterday (Aug 31) at Koh Kai Nok in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.

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Thursday 1 September 2016, 11:07AM


Ms Patcharin Petlohlein, 31, is currently in Vachira Hospital Phuket where she will still need further treatment for her injuries. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Ms Patcharin Petlohlein, 31, is currently in Vachira Hospital Phuket where she will still need further treatment for her injuries. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources were notified at 2pm yesterday that 31-year-old sea cleaning volunteer, Ms Patcharin Petlohlein, had been taken to Vachira Hospital Phuket after being slashed by a boat’s propeller during a sea cleaning dive near Koh Kai Nok.

Mr Noppadon, an official from the Phang Nga Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office, said that Ms Patcharin had already received treatment for injuries sustained to her shoulder, right hand and leg and was recovering in hospital. However, he also said that she would require further treatment.

“Ms Patcharin was one of many volunteers from the Phang Nga Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office that had joined a sea clean activity in the area.

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“A group of volunteers who found Ms Patcharin with her injuries said that while she was picking up rubbish in the area a passing tour boat struck her with its engine propeller, the boat didn’t stop, it just kept on going,” Mr Noppadon explained.

“We have not yet been able to find out what boat was involved in this incident, but we believe it is a speedboat that brings tourists to Koh Khai Nok. We have reported the incident to Koh Yao police and they are investigating the matter.

“A lot of divers and swimmers have been hit by boat propellers in this area between Phang Nga and Phuket. Officials have attempted to solve the issue, but they have not yet found a way of preventing it,” he added.  

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 02 September 2016 - 07:41:52

Slippery Snake, I wonder if the issue with safety cages around the propellers is it gets clogged with garbage too often.

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slippery snake | 01 September 2016 - 13:21:15

This happens every second week,,  so many boats and so many people in the water.  Why do they not make the boats propellers have a cage around them to stop this happening ????  be easy to do and not break the bank, but will save terrible injury and in some cases death... 

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Kurt | 01 September 2016 - 12:19:27

Not yet found a way to prevent it?  What attempts?
Very easy, hit them in their pocket!
Confiscate the speed boat, scrap it, with engine and all.
And of course forbid them ever to sail another speed boat again.
Of course, pay the hospital bills + compensation to victims, or a equivalent in jail term. Could become many years.

Why are thai officials not more firm and strict? All so soft.
The...

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Asterix | 01 September 2016 - 11:45:15

Thai authorities have stepped up efforts to ensure the safety of visitors by reviewing all safety standards and regulations concerning all modes of transportation and to tighten and enhance marine safety measures in all of the Kingdom’s marine tourism destinations as well as on rivers and lakes.

The Ministry of Transport, the Marine Department, and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports are worki...

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Asterix | 01 September 2016 - 11:43:19

Harbour Department should publish a "HandBook for Skippers & Captains" about navigation regulations and their job & duties at the helm of any commercial boats.

According to the new Thailand National Park Regulation, international diving regulations (ATUS, CMAS, PADI, SSI, NAUI) and the standards of international rules for sea vessel international standarts, we may conclude tha...

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