Pattaya requests funds for floating marine-rescue docks

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Pattaya officials have requested 39,370,000 baht from the Bureau of the Budget, Prime Minister’s Office to install floating docks on three area beaches to provide mooring for emergency vessels and VIP transport boats.

Officials from the Pattaya Sea Disaster Prevention Center said the 20-meter-long buoys would be installed at Bali Hai Pier and off Jomtien and Wong Amat beaches. Made of HDPE plastic, they would be impervious to corrosion and be anchored via ropes to anchors already dropped by the agency.

A sample of one of the docks, made of HDPE Plastic buoys, that officials hope to put together in Pattaya.A sample of one of the docks, made of HDPE Plastic buoys, that officials hope to put together in Pattaya.

The docks can accommodate up to 60 people and would allow for rescue boats to be tied up alongside. Officials also speculated the docks could provide swift access to the city for visiting VIPs.

The plan continues the city’s push to increase security in tourist areas on land and at sea.