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1 minute ago, NextStationBangkok said:

Just before the boat capsized, there was BBQ Shrimp buffet was offered to the guests!

Was that before or after the mango and sticky rice? 

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13 hours ago, darksidedog said:

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can "find him" at most churches on Sundays.

Yeah, I wondered about that sentence too. Ha, the mind boggles...perhaps he had one of the heavy diving suits and waked along the sea bottom. Image result for old fashioned deep sea diver cartoon images

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1 minute ago, scorecard said:

Was that before or after the mango and sticky rice? 

Generally sticky rice and man'go's goes after final prayers....

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There should be a law that these subversive, submerged reefs are all marked with red flags or similar.

How's a "Pilot" supposed to avoid them if they can't be seen when travelling at 30 knots?

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50 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

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?

Yes, we take it for granted carriers on land or sea meet safety regulations. If there are any of course ! 

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13 hours ago, bluesofa said:

And on the third day, he rose again from the dead depths.

 

Who knew JC was a Game of Thrones Ironborn....

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At least they won't ever bring people to Samet with that boat again!!  That boat is kapoot! 

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2 hours ago, Benmart said:

The Chinese government would do well to ban their citizens from coming to LOS for six months. Then perhaps some improvement in safety would materialize. Unfortunately, once the cash cow returned, so would the greed, corruption and lax safety practices come back.

Then the TAT will start luring the Nigerians with free mango sticky rice.

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14 hours ago, Otis Cribelcoblis said:

Why do the Thais want to drown Chinese?

could they be looking for a Chinese sub?

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14 hours ago, darksidedog said:

If he ran away across the water, his name is probably Jesus.

Cops can "find him" at most churches on Sundays.

you beat me to it

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23 plus crew on a speedboat. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong? It seems some lessons are NEVER learned.

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Two things come to mind-

 

Don't Thai boats have a "Maximum of xx Passengers" sign displayed with capacity depending on boat size? I thought was now regulated. 

 

And don't all passengers have to wear a floatation vest at all times on a boat, per revised regulations after Phoenix disaster? 

 

It looks like lessons aren't learnt and nothing has changed since 49 deaths on Phoenix in Phuket.. 

 

And the boat pilot doing a runner and not assisting passengers should mean mandatory jail term and big fine.. 

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14 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Because they can?

But really, I don't know what the correct response is any more - criticise, laugh, be concerned, ignore the news item as it's becoming as regular as traffic deaths.

 

The country that's number one in the world for traffic deaths. Coming soon - the country that's number one for drowning Chinese tourists.

I suppose to quote Prawit - 'at least no Thais died.'

It's all about being a hub of something. Drowning Chinese there is no competition, so easy to get an award

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