EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

TAT puts on maritime safety show for Thai, Chinese media

PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) yesterday (July 18) led Thai and Chinese media to review steps being taken to assist those impacted by the recent boat sinking in Phuket waters, the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) has reported.

marineSafetyChinesetransporttourism
By The Phuket News

Thursday 19 July 2018, 10:59AM


Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong seen here at yesterday’s (July 18) TAT led maritime safety media show. Photo: NNT

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong seen here at yesterday’s (July 18) TAT led maritime safety media show. Photo: NNT

The NNT also say that it was a chance for media to review maritime safety measures in an effort to restore confidence among tourists.

According to the NNT report, posted on their official website at 10:11am yesterday, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, accompanied more than 20 media members from Thailand and China to Phuket’s Ao Chalong Pier, where a command centre was established following the disaster on July 5.

During the tour, Mr Yuthasak confirmed Thailand prioritises tourism safety and pointed out that the Prime Minister has instructed all relevant agencies to take lessons from the incident and boost visitor confidence.

The PM is to travel to China today (July 18) to meet with private sector members and confirm with them Thailand’s commitment to tourist safety, the NNT report states.

Meanwhile, the report also states that Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong, has announced that the province is to upgrade its maritime safety with checkpoints for boat captains as well as passengers.

The province is to integrate its work with Royal Thai Navy Region 3, the Phuket Marine Department office and the Phuket Tourism and Sports office.

The report also confirms that a 24-hour maritime safety centre has been established at Ao Chalong Pier which is able to communicate with and coordinate between all related units, and produces media in five different languages to ensure tour operators can properly guide travellers.

A meeting is to be held soon with members of the province’s tourism network to instil further safety practices, the report concludes.

See original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Pauly44 | 19 July 2018 - 18:14:43

And that's exactly what it is, a show.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Town ‘unofficial parking crew’ cleared by police to collect ‘tips’

Take a look in Rawai to 20 Bath for parkingin the public street close the molo. ...(Read More)


Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll hits 39

It’s more news about this sad accident in Thai news It was about the boat accident that killed 47 ...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

It is a well-know, documented fact, that there are many "agencies" requesting and receivin...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

I Wonder whay Panya don’t be in the jail, this killer have kill one man in patong allready. ...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Well, obviously, if you keep him in jail more Slow Loris won't be ripped out of the wild, have t...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Why it must be a tourist reporting this. Why are thai people not reporting to police? Specially beca...(Read More)


Body found floating off Kata Beach

The headline should not be about body found floating...the truth is that another person died due to ...(Read More)


Water shut-offs announced for Wichit on Aug 16

No difference shut off or not. Need to order truck to bring water because not enough water in pipe...(Read More)


Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

Don't worry about it...all the correct people have been paid off and justice has been done. ...(Read More)


Phuket officials concerned over tourist drug users, ‘epidemic’ in Patong

Wrong focus, target supply not demand. Under 30s can bearly walk down Bangla at night now without pi...(Read More)