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Royal Thai Navy leads marine rescue exercise in Phuket

PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command yesterday (Sept 19) led a marine rescue exercise and tabletop exercises which were also participated in by officials from the Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket), Phuket Marine Office and other officials at Chalong Pier.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 20 September 2018, 10:47AM

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong was also in attendance.

DDPM-Phuket Chief Prapan Kanprasang said, “The marine rescue exercise simulated the recovery of people involved in boat accidents in Phuket.

“First the tourists had to be rescued from the sea and then the DDPM-Phuket coordinated with rescue teams and hospitals to provide first aid and transfer patients to hospital,” he said.

Governor Norraphat added, “This exercise was aimed at improving the work of officials involved in assisting tourists. This will increase the expertise of government officials and be the foundation for tourists’ safety in the future.”



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BenPendejo | 20 September 2018 - 18:08:54

Yeah...perhaps they've given up on trying to get anything done on the prevention level.  Greedy tour operators and incompetent boat crews and marine officials are simply untrainable.  Better to just learn how to better scoop bodies up after the disaster, and learn where to deliver the grief baskets.

Kurt | 20 September 2018 - 12:28:07

Tourist safety starts with prevention, that 'safes' a lot of rescues.
Good prevention before rescue!
What measures is the Dept of Disaster Prevention taking to prevent the so many Phuket boat accidents?

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