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05 August 2011 :: 07:08:36 am 56921

Pattaya’s Jet Ski Problems Not Solved Yet

Pattaya Municipalily called for the jet ski operators to register their jet ski businesses, to have insurances and stop extorting money from tourists. The jet ski operators claimed that they could not afford the insurance fee.
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Pattaya, August 3, 2011, [Pattaya Daily News]; Pattaya Municipal Administration, Mr Chaowalit Seanguthai, Banglamung Deputy Chief Officer, Mr Ronnakij Ekasing, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, Mr. Soontorn Rattanavaraha, Pattaya District Chief, Pattaya Police and a various jet ski operators met to solve Pattaya’s jet ski problem.

Mr Soontorn Rattanavaraha, Pattaya District Chief said that the news of jet ski operators extorting money from tourists has affected the image of Pattaya. Therefore, the following recommendations were discussed; the jet ski operators must be registered and the data checked by the police annually. The area for permitted jet ski usage would be set up and the operators must have their jet skis insured.

Two types of insurance; a long term insurance and an hourly insurance. The insurance would cover the jet ski, property and life. Implementation of a jet ski tax insurance; a coupon which the operator could buy at Pattaya municipality. The coupon would be divided into three parts; jet ski rental, insurance and tax.

Mr. Chaowalit Seanguthai, Banglamung Deputy Chief Officer and his team had investigated the jet ski problem and found that tourists were still exploited by the jet ski operators. When a jet ski was damaged the operator would collect a lot more money than the actual cost for repair.

As for the jet ski operators, they disagreed with the Pattaya Municipality’s recommendation because the cost of insurance was high compared to their revenue. They admitted that there were some jet ski operators who extorted money from the tourists. The jet ski operators they wanted the municipality to monitor all operators to prevent further incidents.The police should prosecute the unlawful operators and their jet ski operation permits should be cancelled. As for the insurance, an independent insurance company should to assess a fair price of insurance.

In addition, August 9-10 2011, (PDN) The jet ski operators in Pattaya should have their jet skis and their drivers registered with the Pattaya municipality as soon as possible.The registration would allow the officers to know the jet ski owner/operator in case of a problem or an accident. If the operators will not register they will be not be allowed to rent their jet skis to tourists.


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Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Community News

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