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‘Seastead’ set up off coast of Phuket

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‘Seastead’ set up off coast of Phuket

By The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Nation TV

 

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A Thai couple has successfully set up a ‘Seastead’ near Phuket.

 

Seasteading is aiming to build floating societies with “significant political autonomy”. Nearly half the world’s surface is unclaimed by any nation-state, and many coastal nations can legislate “seasteads” in their territorial waters (like a “homestead” but wetter).

 

The nation TV reports that website ‘Bitcoin.com’ and ‘Ocean.builders’ report that the Thai couple Chad Elwartowski and Nadia Summergirl are are the first seasteaders who established a small seastead 12 nautical miles off Phuket.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/seastead-set-up-off-coast-of-phuket

 

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Best of luck when they need emergency assistance. 12 miles out .... that seems excessive. 

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people will do anything to get attention...useless idea

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Would be good fun in a Tsunami  🤭

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4 hours ago, LivinginKata said:

Best of luck when they need emergency assistance. 12 miles out .... that seems excessive. 

No different than living 12 kilometers from the nearest hospital or 'emergency services" on land.  And living out in rural Thailand, many people live one heck of a lot farther out than that.  Example: Hill tribes.  Not excessive at all. 
If you think that is excessive, then my guess is had you been an American in the 1800s, you would have stayed in Sioux City as your fellow citizens stuck out to homestead the Great Plains.  Some people don't like risk.

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4 hours ago, JoePai said:

Would be good fun in a Tsunami  🤭

12 miles out so would not even notice a Tsunami as the energy is all under water until it reaches land.

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They stepped into the limelight. From what I read in the BP a complaint has been filed against them.

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On ‎4‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 11:03 AM, JoePai said:

Would be good fun in a Tsunami  🤭

I think their little habitat on a  buoy would be in much more peril from ocean storms, shipping that fail to keep a proper lookout, or officialdom.

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Didn't realize it actually had a large, heavy cylinder under water keeping it steady. Also that the platform can be hydraulically raised above any waves likely to found there.

 

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