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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 00:21
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23 Chinese rescued from capsized speedboat off Samet

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3 minutes ago, animalmagic said:

That's a bit like carrying a crash helmet on a bike and putting it on when you have an accident!

Oh, I forgot, they do that already.

Yeah, the time between collision and hitting the ground must be around one second - plenty of time.

For Thais the crash helmet is a 'fine' solution.

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He told them to put on life jackets after the boat hit and was about to sink !!  What !!  They should have been wearing them before they left the harbour. Lack of care by both Thai and Chinese.

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Having over the years in a previous life ( UK ), acquired and gained  proficient RYA qualifications for Sail and Power, I wonder if by chance the Thais have the same licensing authority recognised by Insurance companies or is it, I can drive/ride a motor vehicle than I can drive a boat attitude. 

Too many accidents due to poor or zero quals for the boat drivers and complete lack of any  checks by the relevant state agencies seem to compouind the situation making boat travel ion TYhailand as risky as getting on a minibus here, close to dangerous even possibly suicidal as you /they value your life less than a cockroach. 

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1 minute ago, jaiyen said:

He told them to put on life jackets after the boat hit and was about to sink !!  What !!  They should have been wearing them before they left the harbour. Lack of care by both Thai and Chinese.

I think you've nailed it. Neither group appears to have an understanding of safety or any interest in implementing it.

 

Having said that, the Titanic only had enough lifeboats for a third of the people on board, so perhaps we can't criticise too much?

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Maybe it not just the roads that are claimed to be the most dangerous in the world . 

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35 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

He should have told them to put on the life jackets when they BOARDED THE BOAT !!!!!!!!!.........so much for Thai marine safety standards and training.

You're right, considering most of the Chinese can't swim. On the other hand, they should know this when they embarked the boat, and put them on regardles lack of 'orders' from the 'pilot'.

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26 minutes ago, PEE TEE said:

Maybe it not just the roads that are claimed to be the most dangerous in the world . 

I know what we need. A sales drive for amphibious vehicles.

I've got the marketing pitch sorted already: The new way to kill two birds with one stone.

 

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59 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

He should have told them to put on the life jackets when they BOARDED THE BOAT !!!!!!!!!.........so much for Thai marine safety standards and training.

So I guess the officials responsible at a national level for marine stuff didn't bother (or too stupid) to cc new Thai policies etc., etc., as a consequence of the Phoenix tragedy, and as usual nothing is being checked properly.  

 

Or, are the new policies and procedures only applicable to Phuket and nearby? It wouldn't surprise me. 

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