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23 Chinese rescued from capsized speedboat off Samet

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Rescuers bring Chinese tourists to safety Thursday from a capsized boat off Koh Samet.

 

RAYONG — A speedboat carrying Chinese tourists capsized Thursday off Koh Samet, injuring two.

 

All 23 Chinese passengers were rescued from the water, but two had to be taken to a hospital in Rayong City with minor injuries. The boat overturned at about 2pm after striking an unidentified seabed object, according to the national park chief. Police said they’re investigating whether the boat owner, a company named Black Marlin, has a proper license, adding that the pilot had run away.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2019/02/07/23-chinese-rescued-from-capsized-speedboat-off-samet/

 

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oh sh.. huge set back for TAT,  all special visa deals to Chinese and fee waving, etc.,,, expecting 11 million Chinese coming, all dead in the water..... maybe not, maybe still ok, TAT said the Indians are no cheap Charlies and are also coming, maybe replacing the Chinese

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2 minutes ago, Otis Cribelcoblis said:

Why do the Thais want to drown Chinese?

Because they can?

But really, I don't know what the correct response is any more - criticise, laugh, be concerned, ignore the news item as it's becoming as regular as traffic deaths.

 

The country that's number one in the world for traffic deaths. Coming soon - the country that's number one for drowning Chinese tourists.

I suppose to quote Prawit - 'at least no Thais died.'

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

adding that the pilot had run away.

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can "find him" at most churches on Sundays.

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3 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can "find him" at most churches on Sundays.

He is extremely lucky that no one was killed. If they had been the cops would have crucified him. :cheesy:

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2 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can find him at most churches on Sundays.

When they catch him, he could be employed to teach the Chinese how to do the same.

Chinese christians: you know it could save your life when visiting Thailand.

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2 minutes ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

He is extremely lucky that no one was killed. If they had been the cops would have crucified him. :cheesy:

And on the third day, he rose again from the dead depths.

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19 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can "find him" at most churches on Sundays.

Or the pilot just stepped on the heads of the chinese as he ran away?

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

they’re investigating whether the boat owner, a company named Black Marlin, has a proper license, adding that the pilot had run away.

Likely to be a 'no' then.... 

 

But, why oh why do they always investigate after the fact...  So lazy... The Police never check any of the licenses before an accident happens?

 

That said, the license of a boat or its pilot is just a piece of paper quite irrelevant if a vessel isn't sea-worthy... Valid checks should be carried out on the sea-worthiness of the vessel.. but who am I kidding... the apathy regarding any regulation just comes at you from every angle in Thailand... 

 

But... it could easily have been a perfectly sea-worthy vessel and licensed vessel being piloted by a licensed pilot, yet it could still hit a submerged object....  Was the Pilot in the correct 'sea lane'... 

 

It could simply be an unfortunate accident - luckily it would seem no one was seriously injured. 

 

As a regular Samet Visitor - I always take the 'slow boat' which takes about 30-40min instead of a 15min speed boat.

 

 

 

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23 Chinese tourists safely rescued after speed boat hits submerged reef and sinks off Koh Samet

 

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Twenty-one Chinese tourists escaped unhurt but two suffered inhaling sea water after a speed boat in which they were travelling hit a submerged reef and sank in the sea near Koh Samet off the coast of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong.

 

Rayong provincial police said the Chinese tourist group, which included some children, spent Wednesday night at a resort on the island and today they were taken for a trip around the island on board a speed boat.

 

When the boat hit the rocks, the boat driver, identified as Mr. Natthawut Poengkuson, told the tourists to put on their life vests before the vessel capsized.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/23-chinese-tourists-safely-rescued-after-speed-boat-hits-submerged-reef-and-sinks-off-koh-samet/

 

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40 minutes ago, webfact said:

When the boat hit the rocks, the boat driver, identified as Mr. Natthawut Poengkuson, told the tourists to put on their life vests before the vessel capsized.

I'm sure the Chinese authorities have been put at ease by this this statement.

Prawit can use his diplomatic skills too: "At least no Chinese died"

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12 hours ago, Tallviking said:

23 passengers in such a small boat !!??

Special plice for China. LOL. Look at Baht bus going home with people hanging out the back. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

When the boat hit the rocks, the boat driver, identified as Mr. Natthawut Poengkuson, told the tourists to put on their life vests before the vessel capsized.

 

Should have been put on when boarding. The so called driver is negligent and should face maximum punishment.

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The Chinese government would do well to ban their citizens from coming to LOS for six months. Then perhaps some improvement in safety would materialize. Unfortunately, once the cash cow returned, so would the greed, corruption and lax safety practices come back.

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How does a “pilot “ run away in the middle of the sea?

 

also is it not captain ? Or because it’s a speed boat then it’s a pilot? genuine  question 

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