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Two drivers charged for James Bond Island boat collision

PHUKET: Police have confirmed that two drivers of tour boats involved in a collision at Khao Hua Yai, west of James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay on Monday (July 31) have been charged in relation to the incident.

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By Shela Riva

Friday 4 August 2017, 09:13AM


Tourists from the 'Wararat' tour boat are treated at a hospital in Phang Nga. Photo: Phang Nga DDPM

Tourists from the 'Wararat' tour boat are treated at a hospital in Phang Nga. Photo: Phang Nga DDPM

Takua Thung Police Deputy Chief Investigator Lt Col Somkhit Khaosang confirmed to The Phuket News yesterday (Aug 3) that Mr Muhammad Fong-la-ae, 68, from Panyi Island, the driver of the Wararat tour boat was charged with exceeding the maximum capacity of a vessel as his boat had a maximum capacity of 16 people, he had 19 passengers on board.

While Mr Suthin Sutthakit, 43, from the Thap Put district of Phang Nga, who was the driver of the 999 Tour 41 tour boat hit by Suthin’s vessel tour boat was charged for not having the correct licence to drive a tour boat, confirmed Col Somkhit.

Nineteen people, including 16 tourists and three Thais, were plucked from the sea near James Bond Island, northeast from Phuket after the collision on Monday.

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Among those rescued from the rough weather sea were four tourists from Belgium and 12 tourists from Norway, all sustaining only minor injuries (see story here).

“We are still gathering evidence for what caused the collision. So far they have just been charged with exceeding the maximum capacity and with not having the correct licence. We still must investigate what happened, and then we will give further charges accordingly,” said Col Somkhit.

 

 

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malczx7r | 05 August 2017 - 18:51:29

Well one thing is for sure, the fine won't be no-where as much as the far more serious offence of feeding bread to fish!

Bigaresort | 04 August 2017 - 14:14:33

Please dont print any of this anymore, you knew/we knew,that nothing will change!So as long we dont read any of this we can predend all is ok!Nobody gets angry , nobody loose face!As long as the positiv thing's outweight the negativ ones I stay

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