Coastal zoning follows Sunday’s Pattaya boat collision


CHON BURI, April 23 – Marine Department officials will enforce zoning for ferry boats, swimmers and water-sports activities in coastal areas of the seaboard town of Pattaya following a speed boat collision here on Sunday.

Rewat Poriang, director of the Pattaya Marine Office, said wharfs in Pattaya and nearby Ko Lan will be clearly marked.

Commuter boats must now install speed control devices and radios.

The two speed boats which collided near Ko Lan off Pattaya on Sunday were not equipped with such equipment.

Two Korean tourists were injured in the incident, after which one of the drivers turned himself in to police. The other remains at large.

The two boats were immediately confiscated by police.