One tourist died and 28 others injured, two of them seriously, when two speed boats collided in the Andaman Sea on their way from Phuket to Phi-Phi islands, a popular tourist destination for both Thais and foreigners.
The latest maritime accident involving speed boats occurred at about noon today (Wednesday) near Musung outcrop, a popular diving spot, between Phi-Phi islands and Dokmai island, about 30 nautical miles from Phuket.
Pol Lt-Col Prasert Srikhunrat, deputy superintendent of Phuket marine police, said that he was still unable to locate the skippers of the two speed boats.
One of the speed boats, Hongfa 3, capsized after the collision. One passenger was killed and 28 others from the two boats were injured, two of them seriously.
Two marine police vessels have been dispatched to the scene of the collision for search and rescue operations.
Pol Lt-Col Anurak Prinyasathirakul, inspector of Krabi marine police, said he had contacted boat operators in close vicinity to the scene of the accident to give help to the accident victims.