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Tourist Police release names of passengers injured in speedboat accident

Tourist Police release names of passengers injured in speedboat accident

PHUKET: Phuket Tourist Police have released the names of the passengers injured in the tour speedboat incident yesterday, when the speedboat slammed into a channel marker in Chalong Bay.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 18 May 2023, 05:34PM

Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

According to the Tourist Police, the list is of all people injured in the incident taken to hospital to receive treatment yesterday (May 17). Among them is a 10-year-old Ukrainian girl.

The list accounts for 35 people who were injured in the incident. Of note, the names were provided in Roman characters, with some of the names, ages, or other details differing from earlier reports or incomplete.

The Tourist Police report noted that the tourists were returning from a tour of Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay, Bamboo Island, Khai Island and Maithon Island, when the speedboat slammed into the channel marker, at about 4:46pm.

The speedboat, Thanathip Marine 555, is operated by local tour company ‘A Time Nature Tour’, the report said.

Tourist Police visited the injured tourists at their hospitals today (May 18), the report added.

The list was given as:

Vachira Phuket Hospital

  1. Novojoarskaja Vironika, 10 years old, Ukrainian
  2. Ms Ainur Nurbolat, 30, Kazakhstan
  3. Mr Shljapshev Vladimir, 65, Ukrainian
  4. Mrs Kichmerechriha Svetlaha, 57, Ukrainian (admitted)
  5. Mrs Tatiana Sergienko, 61, Russian (admitted)
  6. MS Aigerim Zhangnziyeva, 28, Kazakhstan (admitted)
  7. Ms Tatiana Sleshinskaia, 22, Russian
  8. Mr Sergei Meleshenko, 39, Russian (admitted)
  9. Ms Iuliia Borisova, 32, Russian
  10. Mr Weeraphon Pankaenkla, 17, Thai (boat boy)

Mission Hospital Phuket

  1. Miss VERA GORSHKOVA, Russian (admitted)
  2. MR.EVGENII GRUZDEN Nationality Russian (admitted)
  3. Ms Margarita Mereshenkd, Russian (admitted)
  4. Mr Ruslan Khairullin, Russian
  5. Mr Satit Maschai, Thai boat driver (admitted)

Dibuk Hospital

  1. Ms Puiyee Joey Lai, 20, from Hong Kong,
  2. Mr Xingsheng Dong, 27, Chinese

Chalong Hospital

  1. Ms Iiudmila Voitenko, 30, Russian, referred to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment
  2. Ms Frplava Anastasia, 33, Russian
  3. Ms Koran Ralncess, 35, Kazakhstan, transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment
  4. Ms Asiia Rakhimova, 37, Russian, referred to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further treatment
  5. Ms Karrina, 30, Russian
  6. Mr Matin Wolfgang Huber, 42, Austria (not admitted, husband of No. 7)
  7. Ms Romana Waser, 40, Austria, transferred Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment (at the female surgery building)
  8. Mr Dmitry Valeryevich Bulychev, 37, Russian
  9. Mr Artur Grishko. 29, Russian

Bangkok Hospital Siriroj

  1. Ms Anna Semenikhin, 32, Russian
  2. Mr Anton Semenikhin, 37, Russian
  3. Mr Vasilii Nesterov, 29, Russian
  4. Mr Konstantin Chelyshkin, 36
  5. Ms Alina Sibgatullina, 30

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

  1. Ms Iana Charkovskaia, 35, sent for treatment at Vachira Phuket Hospital
  2. Mr Prapas Kulbas, 54, guide, sent for treatment at Vachira Phuket Hospital

Phuket Provincial Hospital

  1. Ms Iana Faterkina, Russian
  2. Mr Denis Faterkina, Russian

Officers from the Tourist Assistance Center have coordinated their efforts with the Russian consul, the Chinese consul and the Kazakhstan consul for Phuket, the report noted.

Concurring with the report from the meeting by Phuket Governor Nartong Woonciew at Vachira Phuket Hospital last night, the Tourist Police confirmed that in addition to the mandatory insurance required under the Boat Act, A Time Nturre Tour Co’s insurance provider, Thai Pattana Insurance Co, is providing up to B500,000 per injured passenger for medical expenses.

Pol Lt Col Praen Somrak of the Chalong Police has been tasked with leading the investigation into the incident, the report added.

According to the report, the boat driver (named in the list of injured people as Satit Maschai) has already been tested for alcohol.

The test results will be used as evidence “for further legal proceedings”, the report concluded.

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Jor12 | 20 May 2023 - 14:57:03

Kurt...if you knew that, why quote International law. And you're wrong again, compensation action can taken by injured parties.

Kurt | 20 May 2023 - 10:47:08

I know that, Jor12. I already wrote yesterday at 09:17am that any cost/payments are thai-thai business. Therefore nothing financial can be claimed from all these thai disaster hospitalized foreign wounded victims.

Jor12 | 19 May 2023 - 16:03:01

 Kurt...International laws have no relevance to this matter as the incident was within 12 nautical miles from the baseline of Thailand therefore, Thailand exercises full sovereignty over the air space above the sea and over the seabed and subsoil.  Only in limited ways can authorities be held accountable...same principles as in a motor vehicle accident..

JohnC | 19 May 2023 - 11:58:09

@PN. Boat diver ??

[Thanks. Fixed - Ed]

Kurt | 19 May 2023 - 11:03:00

According international laws this boat disaster is a 'ships disaster'. And that under the eyes of in his office sitting mr Pranit, Chief Marine Chalong, who sees this speeding day in, day out with own eyes, and does NOTHING to hold boat drivers to safe speed in that area as dictated by LAW. Indirect mr Pranit is responsible for this disaster, not in control of speeding. 

Kurt | 19 May 2023 - 10:44:09

That Thai Pattani Insurance is just providing B500,000 per injured passenger doesn't dismiss the tour boat company from her 100% responsibility/obligation in this ships disaster. If tour boat company can not fulfill her financial obligation toward foreign tourists, the Thai Government has take over in this financial matter. Not the foreign tourists whobought a boat/tour ticket for a safe ride.

Kurt | 19 May 2023 - 09:17:40

Old guy: Answer is--> Thailand. If wounded hospitalised foreign tourists get presented a partial hospital bill they can advice hospital to bring up a case in civil court to get their money. This ships disaster happend in thai waters, by thai licensed (?) seafarer. Any costs/payments are a thai-thai business. Foreigners just return home country with closed wallet. No authority dare to block that...

Nasa12 | 19 May 2023 - 07:45:34

No testing for weeds and another drugs why ?

Old guy | 18 May 2023 - 20:40:33

@Phuket News. Who pays the excess if an individuals bill exceeds ฿500k?

John Paul Jones | 18 May 2023 - 20:26:08

This Marine company should be shut down and fined. Phuket will continue to be a dangerous place to put your life in hands of this type of marine operator. Asleep at wheel?


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