30 boat operators given pre-Songkran safety training

Friday, 18 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By  Warunya Thongrod

About 30 boat operators received training in safety and seamanship during a pre-Songkran workshop in Pattaya.

Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho joined Marine Department 6 Director Phimuk Prayunphrom and representatives from the Tourist Police and Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism at the April 8 seminar at the Pattaya Sea Disaster Prevention Center at Bali Hai Pier.

Lectures and activities included pre-departure preparation, safety inspections, post-trip inspection and accident management. Presenters included the Tourist Police, Marine Police and Chemstar Bangkok Nautical School.

Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho opens training for boat operators in safety and seamanship during a pre-Songkran workshop in Pattaya.Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho opens training for boat operators in safety and seamanship during a pre-Songkran workshop in Pattaya.

“When tourists choose to travel by boat, it is the responsibility of boat officers or caretakers to provide safety,” Sakchai said. “Therefore, training boat personnel to be prepared is a necessity. I believe that collaboration between the public sector and private sector will result in providing efficient help to tourists and safe tourism.”

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