Pattaya Daily News

25 January 2014 :: 14:01:58 pm 81717

Boat Sinks Off Phi Phi Island

A long-tailed boat that was carrying 20 foreign tourists started taking on water off the Island of Krabi and quickly sank. But luckily for the tourists there was a passing vessel which rescued them
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KRABI – January 24, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11.30 a.m. Mr. Boonnaem Chuayradom (the assistant of the head of Noppharat Thara Beach Marine Park, Phi Phi islands, Krabi province) together with the officers took the offshore patrol vessel of Phi Phi islands to assist 20 foreign tourists that were floating in the sea after the long-tailed boat that they were on sank .It was taking them to Waek sea and Por Da island.

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Upon questioning the boat driver, the officers perceived that he was taking 20 foreign tourists to 4 islands according to the tour program but when the boat was approximately 1 km from off shore it started taking on water and quickly sank. Luckily at the same time a vessel from Phi Phi islands was passing so the passengers were quickly rescued.

Initially, the officers of Harbor Department of Krabi region are now inspecting whether the long-tailed boat was overloaded or not and they will prosecute the owner according to the law if found guilty.

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