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Bangkok: Seventy five tourists evacuated as sightseeing boat sinks in the Chao Praya

 

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Quick thinking actions of a boat captain were hailed as helping to save the lives of 75 Thai and foreign tourists after a three story pleasure boat sank at a private pier on the Chao Praya river last night. 

 

The "High Season 1" had earlier set sail from a hotel in the Rama 3 area further south.

 

When it reached the Phra Pokklao (Rama 7) bridge the captain realised something was amiss as it started to list. 

 

He docked at a privately owned jetty nearby in the area of Soi Somdej Chao Praya. 

 

A local official Jakree Sriraksa, 31, said that  the vessel was still afloat when he arrived and all passengers and crew were evacuated. 

 

It appears to have sprung a leak on the right side though an investigation is underway. Pak Klong San police were on the scene.

 

Daily News said that the vessel is owned by High Season Resort on Koh Kud in Trat province in the east of Thailand. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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Ahh!! Boat sinking season, just in time for the hordes of Chinese they're thinking about letting in.  Can't make this up!!

I am not a marine Safety Engineer, but if you have a oat that is 3 storys high above the Water Line with a Draft of maybe only 1 Metre, then its top heavy. Probably built this way with the sole o

You can always depend on a safe time in Thailand with the highest safety standards. How many life jackets on board? 

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Welcome to Thailand where we are "SAFETY FIRST" ... well according to all the signage we are anyway

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Is boat surveyor a Thai only job?  It would seem that vacancies are not being filled.  Some of those gawd awful fishing boat skippers seem to be able to stay afloat for years.  Why do pleasure boats have some much trouble in Thailand? 

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Foreign tourists??? 

 

I suppose these were tourists who had been stranded in Thailand since March, and not recently arrived tourists, which would be impossible, at least officially... 

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Talk is cheap!   

Thai politicians need to pull their heads out and do their jobs.   

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1 hour ago, Colabamumbai said:

You can always depend on a safe time in Thailand with the highest safety standards. How many life jackets on board? 

Both of them.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Bangkok: Seventy five tourists evacuated as sightseeing boat sinks in the Chao Praya

Safe trusted Thailand just gearing up for the return of tourists.... they should change the name from the high season to the "killing fields"

it just gets better and better.

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2 hours ago, leither69 said:

Ahh!! Boat sinking season, just in time for the hordes of Chinese they're thinking about letting in.  Can't make this up!!

 

Been a bad week for boats in Thailand, what with this sinking and the Samui ferry mishap the other day... But then again, EVERY week is probably a bad week for boats in Thailand, if you value your life.

 

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