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Tourists injured as tour boat hits yacht off Phuket

Tourists injured as tour boat hits yacht off Phuket

PHUKET: At least six tourists were injured as a tour boat collided with a yacht off near Koh Khai Nok, off Phuket’s east coast this afternoon (Dec 18).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 18 December 2019, 06:52PM


The injured were brought back to shore at AA Marina on Koh Siray.

A medical team from Phuket Provincial Hospital and Kusoldharm rescue workers provided first aid at the scene, before those needing more serious medical treatment were taken to hospital.

At least one person suffered critical injuries, with rescue workers providing CPR at the scene

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malczx7r | 21 December 2019 - 08:50:12

Turns out the boat skipper was jailed for killing tourists on a speed boat a few years ago and upon release was allowed to skipper again! Unbelievable, well it's not is it, this is the land of do whatever with no consequence!

Kurt | 19 December 2019 - 11:24:33

Perhaps it is time, specially now during that Phuket kayak happening and again, yesterday Phuket tour boat collision that press is more 'on top' of Phuket Marine Office. That is the Government Administration in first place responsible for marine/tourist safety 'off the sand'. Questions should be asked. Complete silence of the responsible Government body lately is very strange.

Kurt | 19 December 2019 - 10:09:24

Phuket should erect a Tourist Boat Court. 1: For administrative investigation of accident.
2: Wen fault/negligence of boat crew, disciplinary actions like forbidding to drive tour boats.  And than next, if enough reason, shuffle the case to a real court for criminal charges against boat crews. These idiot open water boat accidents around Phuket must stop. 

 

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