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Swimming ban remains in effect at Phuket beaches due to rough conditions

Swimming ban remains in effect at Phuket beaches due to rough conditions

PHUKET: Authorities are pleading for cooperation from all tourists and residents to comply with an ongoing swimming ban at all of the island’s west-coast beaches today due to dangerous surf conditions.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 29 May 2016, 10:10AM


Tourists at Bangtao could care less about the ban.

Tourists at Bangtao could care less about the ban.

Despite the ban, issued following a weather alert from the Thai Met, many tourists yesterday and this morning have been seen enjoying themselves in the water, in some cases only metres from “no swimming” signs and red flags warning of dangerous surf.

Likewise, restrictions on sea travel via small vessels – shorter than 10 metres and/or with engines smaller than 400 horsepower – remain in effect due to rough conditions in the Andaman Sea.


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