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Phuket ‘booze cruise’ boat sinks

PHUKET: Nineteen Russian passengers enjoying a “booze cruise” were rescued unharmed in the late afternoon yesterday (February 26) when the boat they were on sank near Chalong Pier.

By Naraporn Tuarob

Wednesday 27 February 2013, 12:42PM

Phuripat Theerakulpisut, Director of the Phuket Marine Office, said that there was an exceptionally low tide at the time, and the boat had not taken the correct course.

It hit one of a number of concrete blocks installed on the sea bed to prevent boats anchoring in a protected sea grass area, which holed the boat.

The organisers of the cruise were not available for comment.



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