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Phuket Poll: How to best prevent more Phuket beach drownings?

PHUKET: Each year the southwest monsoon arrives, swirling the surf along Phuket’s west coast into a deadly morass of foam and brine, with lethal rip currents dragging unsuspecting tourists out to sea, sadly often to their deaths.

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Tuesday 17 May 2016, 04:05PM

Phuket lifeguards are kept busy during the southwest monsoon as more and more beach-goers need rescuing from the dangerous surf at this time of year.
Phuket lifeguards are kept busy during the southwest monsoon as more and more beach-goers need rescuing from the dangerous surf at this time of year.

The dangers of the strong waves and rip currents are announced by many agencies time and again at this time of year, but seemingly falling on deaf ears, with lifeguards at beaches along the coast repeatedly reporting incidents of beach-goers ignoring lifeguards’ warnings.

To this, The Phuket News asks our readers, “What do you think is the best way to prevent drownings at Phuket beaches during the southwest monsoon?”

Responses available are:

  • More and better-equipped lifeguards
  • Improved safety campaigns, including more warning signs and mandatory warning pamphlets in hotel rooms and at the airport
  • Compulsory surf danger education by all tour companies selling tours to Phuket at this time of year
  • Compulsory surf safety education for all children in Phuket
  • All of the above
  • None, enough warning is already provided

Please note that respondents can choose multiple options in this poll.

C and C Marine

To cast your vote, click here.

The poll will run online until May 31.

If you don’t see your preferred response above, feel free to add it in the comments section below.

To see the results of our previous poll, which asked, “Should Phuket street art stay?”, click here.



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Joe12 | 25 May 2016 - 18:09:06

Christy...sure, not a problem. I have more chance of being hit by lightning standing under a tree sheltering from the rain than on a platform on the beach. The odds of being struck by lighting is some 1:1 million. With those odds I have more chance of winning a major lottery. 

Who cares about US The world does start and end in the US. It's basic common scientific knowled...

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Christy Sweet | 25 May 2016 - 08:27:13

Nasa12, Those oil platforms are enclosed, as per US standards. Also they are on the open sea, and not on a beach and that was what my original comment was regarding. Beaches get hit by lightening far more than random spots in the ocean. Perhaps Joe 12 will respond to my query, would he stay in the Surin beach tower during an electrical storm?

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Joe12 | 24 May 2016 - 18:57:04

Old Boater..sorry man, but I will only stop when comments are factual; without innuendo; properly thought out and well reasoned  but mostly are not disrespectful to the Thai people and it's nation. Most people seem to think they can say what they like and rubbish everyone and everything with impunity.

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Old Boater | 24 May 2016 - 15:34:00

Petty, childish comments like fighting children by most of above and time to stop now or get banded from site by moderator.  Shame on you all!  cast your vote on quiz, period.

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Nasa12 | 24 May 2016 - 07:56:16

Christy Sweet@ You thing they building all oil plattform in the word whit planks ? We have the older oil platform in Norway building in steel in 1969. And what about all the Ships in the word are the mack off planks to ?

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Nasa12 | 24 May 2016 - 07:32:58

Ed Sanders@ You don`s see  the Lifeguard tower at Kata? Then you ned new glasses man, it`s be there for over 10 years, 100 meter from Kata Beach Resort Hotell.

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Christy Sweet | 23 May 2016 - 09:31:05

Joe 12, insults for argument is just not impressive- quite the opposite. So we'll see you in that (not enclosed) metal  tower on Surin next storm? (A few of us might make a party of it.) And lifeguards on Phuket certainly are paid- and some do goof off and run side line businesses. Additionally, your term Surf life savers is relevant only to Australia, so-as you pointed out, if other country r...

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Joe12 | 22 May 2016 - 18:13:33

Good old Ed. hasn't got a clue about me yet can mouth off and tell me that I obviously don't go to the beach. Well big mouth, for the record Ed my association with Surf Lifesaving stems from over 40 years of involvement, so your observation as usual is wrong. As I say, Surf lifesavers are volunteers and it's a credit to them that they can provide their time, in the interests of communi...

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Joe12 | 22 May 2016 - 18:03:33

Christy...Firstly, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a United States trade association, that has no application whatsoever in anywhere but the US. So, the NFPA is meaningless. 

Most countries have compliance of products and services that is normally voluntary, unless the products or services are regulated by Government. 

I know that reading and comprehension is not your stro...

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Rorii | 22 May 2016 - 16:20:42

Joe12/Ed/Alan/ his proxy, can you show some evidence, eg links, that prove those towers are made of\"steel\"? Oh wait, you have yet to show \"proof\" of anything you comment on.

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