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Italian expat involved in Phuket boat collision that leaves local fisherman, 74, with serious injuries

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The 74-year-old man, San Mali, from Rawai, was rushed ashore this morning (Apr 14). Photo: Eakkapoop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: An Italian expat is now under investigation after injuries from a boat collision with a longtail boat off Koh Bon, off Phuket’s southeast coast, this morning (Apr 14) left a 74-year-old fishermen in serious condition.

 

The Phuket Tourist Rescue Centre was notified of the incident at 10:30am.

 

The fisherman, 74-year-old Rawai resident San Mali, was brought to Chalong Pier, where an ambulance was waiting to rush him to the Accident & Emergency Centre at the yet-to-open Chalong Hospital.

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/italian-expat-involved-in-phuket-boat-collision-that-leaves-local-fisherman-74-with-serious-injuries-71101.php#iskssl7TsMvod9Cz.97

 

 

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I hope is OK but I often wonder why the "yet to be open" Chalong hospital is not open as the building has been completed for a long time now

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https://www.thephuketnews.com/chalong-hospital-set-to-open-next-april-69136.php

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It doesn't say what kind of boat the Italian had.

If it was a yacht under sail, then it was the long-tail's fault.

Did it happen at night? If so, did each boat have navigation lights?

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Report filed against Italian expat following Phuket boat collision

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Relatives of a seriously injured fisherman have filed a report with the Chalong Police relating to an Italian expat who was allegedly helming a boat that collided with a long-tail fishing boat yesterday off Rawai, Phuket.

 

Emergency responders were notified of the accident near Koh Bon off Rawai at 10am yesterday.

 

The injured fisherman is 45 year old San Malee, who sustained injuries during the incident and was taken to Chalong Hospital and later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/report-filed-against-italian-expat-following-phuket-boat-collision

 

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If these are the boats in question then it depends who was on what side of the other boat, as to who gives way.

i.e.

a boat approaching from your starboard side has right of way.

if under sail The rules are universal and still apply.

if a boat is not underway either by sail or motor then the rule still applies, but given the boat underway/ under some form of power other than drift has inherently more control it is usually assumed they are to take steps to avoid the drifting vessel.

like the road all driver/steerers of boats must take all precaution to avoid collision.

if adrift then this vessel skipper should be signalling to other vessels before possible collision takes place I.e. drifting into moored vessels, wVe like hell n yell or use radio too.

excessive speed, of course, when  contradicting local or national waterway laws can affect application of such starboard and port side approach rules e.g. a jet ski loosing control and plowing into a boat behaving in a sensible manner and on a sensible course would get busted for it.

so says an old salty sea dog.

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12 minutes ago, Joe Mcseismic said:

So......San Mali goes from being 74 years old to 45 years old. Great reporting Thaiger!

First report with age 74 was from Phuket News.

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18 minutes ago, Tropposurfer said:

If these are the boats in question then it depends who was on what side of the other boat, as to who gives way.

i.e.

a boat approaching from your starboard side has right of way.

if under sail The rules are universal and still apply.

if a boat is not underway either by sail or motor then the rule still applies, but given the boat underway/ under some form of power other than drift has inherently more control it is usually assumed they are to take steps to avoid the drifting vessel.

like the road all driver/steerers of boats must take all precaution to avoid collision.

if adrift then this vessel skipper should be signalling to other vessels before possible collision takes place I.e. drifting into moored vessels, wVe like hell n yell or use radio too.

excessive speed, of course, when  contradicting local or national waterway laws can affect application of such starboard and port side approach rules e.g. a jet ski loosing control and plowing into a boat behaving in a sensible manner and on a sensible course would get busted for it.

so says an old salty sea dog.

All true, but, if a collision looks likely, it is incumbent on all parties to take action to avoid the collision.

Another salty sea-dog.

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3 minutes ago, Joe Mcseismic said:

My apologies Thaiger (if you are right).

I am right that the first report was from Phuket News. His age though, could be 74, 45 and I would not be surprised if it was something else as well.

 

I have noticed that Phuket News is faster with reporting the news, but doesn't always get the details correct.

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49 minutes ago, stevenl said:

I have noticed that Phuket News is faster with reporting the news, but doesn't always get the details correct.

Just like the old Phuketwan. Such a rush to be first, that they more often than not, got the details wrong.

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