Area boat captains were given lessons in actual seamanship from a professional maritime school in Bangkok as the first Marine Safety Training Course opened in Pattaya.
Organized by the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), Marine Office Region 6 and Pattaya City Hall, the Dec. 25 workshop saw over 50 captains and crewmen listen to nautical instructors from the Chemstar Nautical School in Bangkok.
Dozens of boat captains and crew listen to instruction from professionals as to how to better ensure passenger safety at sea.
The course emphasized security awareness and the possible dangers that may occur in the sea so that the seafarers will operate as safe as possible.
Thaweepong Wichaidit, manager for DASTA’s Pattaya Special and Adjacent Areas Office, said the seminar was organized following a string of deadly marine accidents that left 11 tourists dead and dozens injured in 2013.