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23 Chinese rescued from capsized speedboat off Samet

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On 2/7/2019 at 6:47 AM, Tallviking said:

23 passengers in such a small boat !!??

Chinese pack nicely...and it's Thailand!

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On 2/7/2019 at 7:26 PM, Thechook said:

Don't know.  Maybe off topic but do wallets float?

They just take the pants and all 😳

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On 2/7/2019 at 8:26 PM, darksidedog said:

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

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

...or not... 😐

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Not good for Thailand. Yet again another boat accident involving 23 Chinese tourists, just thankful nobody seems to be seriously hurt this time. The problem is that it could have easily been worse with 23 people drowned. So, the question is how many accidents does there have to be before the Thai authorities actually take this seriously? Seems that they care about the image more then actually doing anything about it.

 

Thailand is not considered a poorer country anymore and the days of lack of proper regulation when it comes to tourist / public safety is inexcusable. 

 

Authorities need to take this very seriously and focus on strict regulation, no back handers and put the public safety first whether tourist or not.

 

I fear they are running out of time before the reputation of the country gets damaged beyond repair and then it will be generations away from recovery. 

 

If people are good enough to spend their money to visit Thailand they should be treated with respect and are entitled to expect they are made as safe as possible,,,

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On 2/8/2019 at 9:50 AM, owenm said:

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

 

NO!

Also the passengerboats in BKK still get overloaded and it has gone very wrong already some years ago..after that they set up rules and regulations but that seems to be forgotten now.

 

After the ferry to Koh Larn sunk ALL PASSENGERS had to wear lifevests before the ferry would depart....why were the chinese not wearing life vests before departing?

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Hey guys, just a quick off-topic question about Koh Samet.....am I able to use my yellow tax card to get a 'discount' on the 200b fee upon arrival at Koh Samet?  Cheers.

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Probably a "cowboy" driver operating the boat for a Chinese tour company set up with a stolen Thai ID card even though it had a "proper" license!!

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