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VIDEO: Shocking moment fishing trawler collides with Koh Chang ferry

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55 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Yes, but what you have kindly done for me is highlight the hideous attitude many Thai’s have to the issues presented. Instead of owning the problems you have deflected in a highly flawed attempt to minimise the significance of what is widely accepted to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to transport safety. Even the safety standards of your national airline have been condemned (FAA down graded TG’s safety rating).

 

People are idiots - you highlighted some of these idiots (tourists renting bikes), but how many of these tourists (idiots) contribute to the astronomically high death toll on Thailands roads? These same idiots are unable to ride scooters in many developed nations because they are adequately policed by a government mature enough to deal with issues face on rather than bury their head in the sand and suggest ‘but what about this’ or blame something else (deflection) much like you have done - its such a very Thai response to any issue involving thought (sorry for the bash, but you are proof of this pudding).

 

Thank you for your response in providing another facet of irresponsibility where Thailand and its lack of enforcement allows dumb tourists to flaunt the law and cement the fact that Thailand has an atrocious approach to safety.

 

Of course, the next response I would expect from a Thai would be ‘why live here if you have so much criticism of the place?’ which again, is just further deflection and would highlight further immaturity, so please don’t stoop, instead just accept that those of us with valid criticisms of Thailand love the place and our criticisms match very closely those of some of our Thai peers who are mature enough to recognise the issues without feeling the need to ’save face’ and ‘deflect’. 

 

 

 

Mr. Smith, very nicely written, I think, and although I've only been here a couple of years and live in a small village in a Central Province I can relate to just about everything you've said.

In my opinion, perhaps the most pertinent point you make, and this includes a more recent post from Yinn about her nurse friend seeing the injured falangs (Westerners?) in the hospital is that 'if one can get away with it one will'. You sum it up nicely with....

'Thank you for your response in providing another facet of irresponsibility where Thailand and its lack of enforcement allows dumb tourists to flaunt the law and cement the fact that Thailand has an atrocious approach to safety.' 

Stupid is as stupid does whether Thai, falang or anyone else. 

As an aside, I'm always happy to read Yinn's responses to what many here would call 'Thai bashing'....all credit to her for providing a defence of her country....but tell us Yinn..how long have you lived outside Thailand? where did you live? why did you live there? why did you come back?

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8 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

My money is on the Corona virus.

...hardly funny.

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39 minutes ago, BRUFC said:

Mr. Smith, very nicely written, I think, and although I've only been here a couple of years and live in a small village in a Central Province I can relate to just about everything you've said.

In my opinion, perhaps the most pertinent point you make, and this includes a more recent post from Yinn about her nurse friend seeing the injured falangs (Westerners?) in the hospital is that 'if one can get away with it one will'. You sum it up nicely with....

'Thank you for your response in providing another facet of irresponsibility where Thailand and its lack of enforcement allows dumb tourists to flaunt the law and cement the fact that Thailand has an atrocious approach to safety.' 

Stupid is as stupid does whether Thai, falang or anyone else. 

As an aside, I'm always happy to read Yinn's responses to what many here would call 'Thai bashing'....all credit to her for providing a defence of her country....but tell us Yinn..how long have you lived outside Thailand? where did you live? why did you live there? why did you come back?

...after all the annual deaths caused by reckless driving, one would think the remainder would be a better quality of driver..but it seems not.

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

And of course we have the ‘can do no wrong I have right of way’ Merc & BMW’s...

Happened to me just this morning. High-speed Merc flashing its headlights. I stood my ground in my little Mazda.

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Skipper said Me First... not really but he thought it...

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8 hours ago, davethailand said:

Fishing boat captain was on the phone or asleep?

Or mau!?

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Looks from the video like the fishing boat was blinded heading into the late afternoon sun.....thats not an excuse by the way, the FB was still wrong.

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8 hours ago, davethailand said:

Fishing boat captain was on the phone or asleep?

Fishing boat captain is blessing his boat with fireworks and other stuff for "good luck"every morning.

Looks like the blessing worked today as well.

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International regs for collision at sea... Both are at fault for not maintaining a proper lookout and keeping a safe distance... Both vessels are classed as motor vessels as the fishing vessel shows no day light symbol showing that she is engaged in Fishing. (if she does show symbol then she actually has more right of way as she is hampered by her gear) Both are at fault but the majority of the fault lays on the Passenger Vessel for not giving way to a vessel on its starboard side. The fishing vessel (as against a vessel engaged in Fishing) and the passenger Vessel lookout should not have allowed a close quarter situation to develop..... The buck stops at the old man "Captain" but chances are he or she did not have the Con of the vessel at the time of the incident just like the Chief Engineer was probably nowhere near the motors...  Duty Mate at the helm??? The Fishing vessel is the Stand on Vessel and the Passenger Vessel is the give way vessel unless it is displaying Constrained by Draught or Not Under Command day shapes or in a channel or Separation Scheme. 

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Interesting how most everyone blames the fishing boat. In fact the fishing boat is on the right meaning that he is required to maintain course and speed while the ferry is required to give way. Additionally, the fishing boat has the right of way because he is a fishing boat. The ferry operator is primarily to blame for this collision.

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