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Koh Samet: Six Chinese tourists injured as speedboat goes into back of water delivery boat

 

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Manager reported that six tourists were taken to hospital after a speedboat carrying a group of 11 Chinese tourists on a snorkeling trip collided with the back of another boat delivering water.

 

The incident happened three to four nautical miles from the island of Koh Samet. 

 

The tourists were on a trip from Pattaya organised by tour company Thailer Travel International. Along with a Thai guide they had hired a boat run by Sea King that was driven by 26 year old Yotsaphon. 

 

Pol Maj Thanathip Jitrakhanee of the Rayong tourist police was instrumental in making sure that the injured tourists got to hospital, reported Manager who seemed anxious to play down the seriousness of the incident.

 

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Yuan, 63, was hospitalized with a broken bone in his left shoulder. The five other tourists were treated for superficial injuries and allowed to return to Pattaya. 

 

Prawet Suphachai of the Region 6 Harbor Master's office said he would be investigating and talking to the speedboat driver ahead of the case being prosecuted. 

 

Sea King promised that all the tourists hospital bills would be paid and they would be paying compensation too.  

 

Thaivisa notes that the Thai authorities are particularly jumpy when it comes to water borne accidents involving the Chinese. 

 

This follows the Phoenix tragedy in Phuket when more than three dozen lost their lives in an incident that had a big effect on Chinese tourism to Thailand.

 

Source: Manager Online

 

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Along with a Thai guide they had hired a boat run by Sea King that was driven by 26 year old Yotsaphon

Yotsaphon ? O no Saphty ? 

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4 minutes ago, smedly said:

I have seen several accidents like this all caused by drivers with a mobile phone stuck in their face

... and Oh! the humanity

-  if they ever introduced Roundabouts on water 

Image result for ocean whirlpool speedbnoat 

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