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43 foreign Phuket tourists saved after speedboat capsizes on way to Koh Phi Phi

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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43 foreign tourists from Phuket have been saved after water started pouring into a speedboat they were travelling in and capsized on the way to Koh Phi Phi.

 

At 11.40 am yesterday a speedboat named ‘Apitsada 1’ with 43 foreign tourists and two Thai guides, left from Chalong Pier to Koh Mai Thon and Koh Phi Phi.

 
When they were between Koh Dokmai (Flower Island) and Koh Keaw (Green Island), about 9.2 nautical miles from Phi Phi, the boat captain discovered that the boat was getting heavier. Crew found water getting inside the vessel and eventually causing it to capsize. There were boats nearby to rescue all the passengers.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/43-foreign-phuket-tourists-saved-after-speedboat-capsizes-on-way-to-koh-phi-phi

 

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Captain propbably thought that the problem would pass...

 

...like 'water under the bridge'

 

"oh wait there's water under the bridge! aaaahhhhhhhh!"

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50 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

No Chinese on board all other foreigners knew how to swim to safety.... no casualties, great news !!!!

That'll take the wind out of the "Million Baht Found In Taxi" stories for a week or so.

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So the merit making ceremonies and burning tons of incense at the TAT worked,- no Chinese involved.

I was told they also want to re-design all taxis so their favorite tourists from the new motherland won't get hurt in road accidents:

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On the roads on the water Thai standards and safety are extremely high - so high they are pie in the sky

 

Enforcement of standards costs money and nobody wants to pay it - pocket number one 

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3 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I always wear trainers, not plimsolls.

(It's a UK English reference)

Been a long time since I last heard the word plimsolls.

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"...the boat captain discovered that the boat was getting heavier."

maybe he thought tourists were eating food they brought along and made boat heavier that way....

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Sure glad the Phuket Marine office has been thoroughly inspecting and checking the safety of all the boats operating out of their jurisdiction.  The evidence of their hard work is clearly evidence in the OP article here.

 

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1 minute ago, klauskunkel said:

Queen:

And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust

back in service tomorrow, quick dry out , a bit of duct tape over the hole - and bingo, away we go.

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7 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Sure glad the Phuket Marine office has been thoroughly inspecting and checking the safety of all the boats operating out of their jurisdiction.  The evidence of their hard work is clearly evidence in the OP article here.

 

Best post this week.

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i did this run from Krabi in Oct for my number one girlfriend's birthday. one of the two boat's engines failed on the way back.

 

the boat was now "off center" as only one engine was pushing the boat forward and sideways at the same time. it was really unstable.

 

the driver would speed up and we would start to turn sideways and then he would slow down. repeat over and over.

 

i told my girlfriend to put her jacket on and to hold on to her mask and snorkel.  

 

took an extra hour to get back. 

 

at least another boat came and followed us back. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Artisi said:

back in service tomorrow, quick dry out , a bit of duct tape over the hole - and bingo, away we go.

Duct tape..., I forgot about the duct tape!

Another one floats the boat.

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14 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Sure glad the Phuket Marine office has been thoroughly inspecting and checking the safety of all the boats operating out of their jurisdiction.  The evidence of their hard work is clearly evidence in the OP article here.

 

 Yeah but be fair, the inspector has to play golf in the afternoons and help his wife sell cheap shit at the market in the mornings. Plus, he's entitled, he got the job through his uncle - therefore doesn't have to actually work, and never mind that he knows nothing about the subject involved. 

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23 minutes ago, Emdog said:

"...the boat captain discovered that the boat was getting heavier."

maybe he thought tourists were eating food they brought along and made boat heavier that way....

Were they encouraged to 'dump' it in the sea?

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