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Remembering Phuket’s Phoenix boat tragedy four years ago today that killed 47 Chinese tourists


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By Goongnang Suksawat


Phuket – July 5th, 2022 has marked four years since the Phoenix boat tragedy in Phuket that killed 47 Chinese tourists.


On July 5th, 2018 during the monsoon season the accident took place amidst mixed reports of warnings from weather agencies.


The Phoenix tour boat was carrying 105 passengers which were 93 tourists, 91 were Chinese and two were European, 11 boat crew members, and a tour guide.


At about 5:00 P.M. the boat was heading from Racha Island heading back to the Chalong Pier, South of Phuket. The weather was clear when the boat departed, but there had been some warnings about severe weather from certain agencies that were not adhered to. The Phoenix encountered four-meter-high waves and bad weather before capsizing.


Some passengers were reportedly not wearing life vests and although some managed to make it to lifeboats as the Phoenix sank, many were trapped inside the sinking ship, including children.


Full story: https://thephuketexpress.com/2022/07/05/remembering-phukets-phoenix-boat-tragedy-four-years-ago-today-that-killed-47-chinese-tourists/


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Has there ever been a Memorial erected to those 47 poor Souls that perished.

OK ! The very tragic incident is being remembered, but being marked by showing some respect with a Service of remembrance ?

RIP The 47 lost Souls 

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4 hours ago, Sydebolle said:

Wondering, if and what lessons were learnt, changes invoked and adhered to? 

And wondering whether (as was proposed) the vessel was sold to another operator?

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5 hours ago, Sydebolle said:

Wondering, if and what lessons were learnt, changes invoked and adhered to? 

Doubtful, in the passing of time lessons get forgotten.

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