Boat operators updated on regulations

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Pattaya maritime companies were given updates on the latest regulations at a meeting of the Pattaya Tour Boat Operators Club.

City councilman and club president Sanit Boonmachai met with about 60 operators Oct. 1 to advise them of the regulatory changes set by the Marine Department.

Sanit said that any boat operator not registered with the club must do so to keep the industry working in unison.

City councilman and Pattaya Tour Boat Operators Club president Sanit Boonmachai meets with about 60 operators to advise them of regulatory changes set by the Marine Department.City councilman and Pattaya Tour Boat Operators Club president Sanit Boonmachai meets with about 60 operators to advise them of regulatory changes set by the Marine Department.

Among the rules is that every boat must have a radio to contact the mainland in case of emergency and crews must wear uniforms with company logos. The boat also must have licenses and certificates showing the captain’s training.