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Deceased captain from Wednesday’s Phuket boat crash had been the captain in another fatal boat crash

By The Thaiger

 

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… meanwhile an 18 year old boat boy remains missing.

 

Whilst the search continued for a missing boat crew, 18 year old Kittipong ‘Boy’ Samunboot, following a speedboat crash on Wednesday late afternoon off Phuket’s east coast, it’s been revealed that the captain of the boat, Surat Mat-osod, was involved in an earlier fatal crash at sea in 2014 off Krabi.

 

Wednesday’s crash killed Surat, the captain of the “Choksupasarn”, and injured 12 other tourists.

 

In 2014 Surat’s speedboat collided with a fishing trawler off Krabi. Two South Korean tourists were killed in that incident and dozens more injured.

 

At the time Surat told police… “About 20 minutes after we departed from Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi the sky got very dark and a black plastic bag flew under my seat. I was worried it would fly into the tourists, so I decided to pick it up.”

 

Surat was charged with recklessness causing death at the time. After serving time in prison, Surat returned to work as a speedboat driver, until his death on Wednesday.

 

The speedboat, under his care left AA Marina pier on Phuket’s east coast around 10am on Wednesday for a tour of Koh Khai Nok. On the way back it crashed into the motor yacht “Stella” (formerly reported as “Stallion”), steered by Russian captain Alexander Gorbunov. The Russian captain is reported to have given every assistance to the tourists at the scene and ferried many back to shore.

 

The injured tourists were from Russia, Pakistan, Estonia, Iran, England and Egypt and were being treated at Thalang Hospital. Many have now been released.

 

The missing crewman’s father says his son had worked on the speedboat for just one month before the incident.

 

SOURCE: Phuket People’s Voice

 

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PHOTO: Deceased boat captain, Surat Mat-osod, was involved in another fatal boat crash five years ago – Kritsada Mueanawong

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/crime/deceased-captain-from-wednesdays-phuket-boat-crash-had-been-the-captain-in-another-fatal-boat-crash

 

 

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42 minutes ago, webfact said:

Surat was charged with recklessness causing death at the time. After serving time in prison, Surat returned to work as a speedboat driver, until his death on Wednesday.

Wont be causing any more fatal accidents.

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43 minutes ago, webfact said:

Surat was charged with recklessness causing death at the time. After serving time in prison, Surat returned to work as a speedboat driver, until his death on Wednesday.

Thailand in a nutshell.

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

Surat was charged with recklessness causing death at the time. After serving time in prison, Surat returned to work as a speedboat driver, until his death on Wednesday.

The jail sentence for last time around can't have been very long or he would still be inside. Most people having been in one fatal collision would have the good sense to be more aware and safety conscious, but we are in Thailand I guess. Tragic that he seems to have taken another young life with him this time too. Just a bloody good job that he won't be doing it any more.

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12 minutes ago, Nurseynutcase said:

It does beg the question how on earth did this guy get his licence back after the first fatal accident?

 

OOOOps silly me TIT

If he had a licence in the first place. Anyway one down...

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Just wondering whether now deceased sped boat captain, punished previously for an accident ever had an appropriate license.

 

If not how come the authorities, knowing his past behaviors / charges / punishment allowed him to be driving a speed boat now? 

 

Is here no monitoring /checking?

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3 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

A fitting end for this useless Mariner but sad he had to kill others in the process.    No doubt he was being lined up as a future Submarine Captain !

In the Belgian Navy?

One day they did an "Open Doors" operation .....:whistling:

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2 hours ago, scorecard said:

Just wondering whether now deceased sped boat captain, punished previously for an accident ever had an appropriate license.

 

If not how come the authorities, knowing his past behaviors / charges / punishment allowed him to be driving a speed boat now? 

 

Is here no monitoring /checking?

'No Monitoring/Checking'.....only the size of the Brown Envelopes !

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Surat Mat-osod

what Nationality (heritage) is that name from? he doesn't look Thai-ish to me 

 

the name can equally be Indian or Arabic based...

 

 

but then if he is Thai, it would explain the short sentence

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Stand by for the obligatory knee jerk reaction from the authorities, all boat captains and crews to be checked for valid (legal) licences and insurance.

 

Not before time, or did they do that after the Phoenix disaster ?..........

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The boat owner has some explaining to do, IMO.... and if this is governmental mismanagement or lack thereof, it would seem that regulating would be more beneficial to Thailand than apprehending one day overstayers.... farang logic no good

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1 hour ago, tifino said:

what Nationality (heritage) is that name from? he doesn't look Thai-ish to me 

 

the name can equally be Indian or Arabic based...

 

 

but then if he is Thai, it would explain the short sentence

Could be from the south

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How dare they call it a Captain !!!

Even  "skipper" is too much for that moron !!!

 

Wikipedia translation of Dutch "schipper" or "skipper" into English.

A skipper is someone who carries out a sailing profession and has the knowledge, expertise, experience and the required diplomas to be allowed to act as 'captain' (read: pilot in command / commander) of a ship.

 

 

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