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23 Chinese rescued from capsized speedboat off Samet

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter



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/



-- © Copyright Khaosod English 2019-02-07

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




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/



-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-02-08

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