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Italian expat faces recklessness causing death charge over fatal boat collision

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Rawai fisherman San Malee, 74, later died from injuries sustained in the collision. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- The Italian expat involved in a boat collision over the Songkran Thai New Year holidays that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old Thai fisherman has been charged with recklessness causing death, police have confirmed.
 

The Italian, Giorgio Nastri, 64, was involved in the collision between his boat and a longtail being operated by 74-year-old Rawai resident San Malee off Koh Bon, off Phuket’s southeast coast, on the morning of Apr 14.

 

Mr San was brought ashore and rushed to hospital.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/italian-expat-faces-recklessness-causing-death-charge-over-fatal-boat-collision-71373.php#CPUq91P5AH45yxgK.97

 

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From another linked article:

 

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.

 

Mr San was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town.

 

Can't help but wonder if the outcome would have been different had they brought him to an open hospital first.

 

I'm also wondering who'll be in jail longer.  This guy, or the other 2 Italians banged up for just fishing?

 

I'm also wondering if it happened in the dark.  The accident was apparently reported at 10:30 AM, but no indication of the time it happened.

 

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4 hours ago, Pattaya46 said:

I really fail to imagine any other scenario... :mellow:

This kind of heavy wooden boat does not go fast and cannot change of route quickly either, mainly when a 74 years old man is at the oars !

 

Any motor boat should have navigated far from it, by changing slightly its route long before crossing it, but of course that requires that someone was looking where the fast boat was going... and so many times I have seen all people at the back and nobody at the helm :angry: (and not in Thailand only...)

 

I would like to have a close look at the "rowing boat".

 

I suspect that the oars were used for maneuvering "on station" and that underneath that large chunky tiller is attached a small, steerable, motor.....for transit to/from the fishing ground.

 

If that is the case then the fishing boat could have been under power at the time, with the oars attached to the rowlocks and the blades resting inside the boat (as is the starboard oar in the photo).

 

Closer inspection needed before this becomes a simple case of powered not giving way to unpowered.

 

 

 

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