Another safety meeting follows another tourist speedboat death

Friday, 11 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By  Phasakorn Channgam

A day after yet another foreign tourist was killed in a Pattaya speedboat accident, marine authorities assembled 300 local boat operators for yet another safety briefing.

Phimuk Prayunphrom, director of Marine Office Region 6, Nath Jabjai, deputy director of the Pattaya Marine Department, and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho hosted the Oct. 3 emergency meeting to try and stem the tide of tourist blood being spilled in area waters this summer. Four tourists have been killed, three maimed and dozens injured in accidents since January.

Marine authorities assembled 300 local boat operators for yet another safety briefing.Marine authorities assembled 300 local boat operators for yet another safety briefing.

“These accidents have severely affected Pattaya tourism,” Nath told the group. He said safety depends on their competency, strength, skill in using safety equipment, and them not acting recklessly.

Training included explanations of safety regulations and procedures, as well as practical steps including placing buoys, boat routes, parking and organization of water-based activities, such as parasailing.

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3 comments

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:10 posted by Sean Murphy

    Next weeks headline.
    Bob is smarter then Joe.

  • Comment Link Monday, 14 October 2013 07:58 posted by Bob

    Joe --

    Careful calling people stupid and uneducated when you spell "tired" as "tiered" and use "there" when the correct word is "their."

  • Comment Link Sunday, 13 October 2013 09:54 posted by Joe

    It will take another thousand years for these jerks that operate speed boats and jet skis to have any respect for human life (especially westerners and not there own).
    So it is good that the Thai government is starting to teach them now.

    Tiered of these uneducated ...stupid ...ignorant .. people .

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