The Public Health Ministry gave a thumbs-up to Banglamung District’s efforts to ensure maritime safety during the New Year’s holidays.
Ministry Inspector-General Tharet Karatnairariwong visited the Sea Rescue Center at Bali Hai Pier Dec. 30, meeting with Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana, marine police, Chonburi Public Health officials and representatives from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation.
After inspecting operations and hearing a presentation from Chakorn, Tharet said it was apparent the district was ready on both a staffing and operational level to ensure safety for tourists traveling by boat during the busy holiday season.
Public Health Ministry Inspector-General Tharet Karatnairariwong expressed approval of Banglamung District’s efforts to ensure maritime safety whilst visiting the Sea Rescue Center at Bali Hai Pier.
He said thorough preparation gives confidence to tourists. He reminded officers to check that boats were not overloaded, that all passengers wear life jackets, and that boat captains do not drink or use drugs.