Prachuap Khiri Khan hastens vessels registration and certificates issuance


PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 7 July 2015 – Prachuap Khiri Khan province is now speeding up the registration of unregistered vessels and the issuance of certificates for steersmen and mechanics, hoping to finish the procedure within this month.

Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Marine Office Chief Suriya Kopatta has revealed that it is now providing the registration service for 1,095 unregistered vessels so that they will legally operate according to the fishery law. The office also dispatches a mobile unit to facilitate fishing operators in faraway districts in order to complete the registration process by the deadline.

Suriya said that the Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Marine Office is also holding quality tests for steersmen and mechanics, of whom about 1,000 persons have passed this process.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Marine Office Chief has mentioned that workers from neighbouring countries with valid passports and certifications from the embassy of their countries can also apply for the tests to receive certificates for the positions.

He added that the actual obstacle for most fishing operators is that they cannot find Thai nationals to fill in the positions of steersmen and mechanics as the law requires 12 important documents from the workers, prompting them to suspend the fishing operation.