No irregularities were found during the course of the officials’ inspections.
Capt Suthep Toim, commander of the Region 8 Marine Police, led officials to inspect Phuket’s fishing boats at Rassada Pier, and also one out at sea, at 3:30pm yesterday (Nov 2).
The first boat to be inspected at Rassada Pier was the 108.5-ton Sirinamchok 8. On board officials found three mechanics, the captain, 26 Myanmar workers and one Cambodian.
No irregularities were found.
The next boat inspected was the 108.5-ton Ponprasert 111 at 4pm. There were 36 crews members on board including three mechanics, the captain and 32 Cambodians.
Again, no irregularities were found.
During the course of their inspections, officials repeated to business operators fishing labor laws, especially employment of fishermen, as the country looks to solve the problems of IUU fishing and human trafficking within the fishing industry.