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Foreign dive instructors set to begin search for four missing in Koh Samui ferry sinking

 

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Picture: Than Settakij

 

Than Settakij reported that teams of foreign dive instructors and Thai rescue personnel from Koh Tao were preparing to help in searching for four people missing after the ferry from Koh Samui to the mainland sank at the weekend.

 

Ten foreigners and about 7/8 Thais were due to set off with 40 oxygen tanks aboard a police launch from Koh Tao this morning at 6 am.

 

There are fears that the missing people are trapped inside the ferry.

 

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Picture: Than Settakij

 

Yesterday the rescue teams were studying the layout of the boat in preparation for the rescue attempt. 

 

The media reported that one person was reported to have died in the tragedy so far. 

 

Source: Than Settakij

 

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Ten foreigners

Are the necessary work permits in order?

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A gofund could help with costs and berevment related support. 

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21 minutes ago, thequietman said:

Are the necessary work permits in order?

If one of your loved ones was trapped, you wouldn't be asking about work permits now would you?

 

How inconsiderate considering there could be a number of deaths.

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30 minutes ago, thequietman said:

Are the necessary work permits in order?

Someone with so many posts, an experienced forum member should be able to rise above the instinct to make the borish and pointless comments...  

 

....here’s a list for you to avoid the following imbecilic comments and words in future !!!!!

 

- Do they have a work permit for that

- If you don’t like it go home

- We’re all guests here

- Its the foreigners fault

- How were you dressed

- Two week millonaire 

- Nanny state

- Sheeple

and a new one... Plandemic.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Someone with so many posts, an experienced forum member should be able to rise above the instinct to make the borish and pointless comments...  

 

....here’s a list for you to avoid the following imbecilic comments and words in future !!!!!

 

- Do they have a work permit for that

- If you don’t like it go home

- We’re all guests here

- Its the foreigners fault

- How were you dressed

- Two week millonaire 

- Nanny state

- Sheeple

and a new one... Plandemic.

 

 

The point that I was trying to make is that when 'they' need help or assistance, the 'rules' never seem, to need to be applied. As a seasoned member on here, this annoys and frustrates me.

 

If we are virus carrying, women stealing, disgusting foreigners, then that is what we are. If we are constructive, helpful and responsible members of Thai society, then treat us as such and afford us the same things that we provide to THai citizens in our countries.

 

Let's begin with marriage - if I marry a Thai citizen, I want the ability to get citizenship in a laid out time frame, and the clear procedure to do so.

 

I could have done without your imbecillic comment.

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26 minutes ago, khunPer said:

Little out-of-order remark for a rescue

No, it's not out of order. Either the rules apply in their entirety, or they don't apply at all. Pick one Thailand.

 

Applying rules when it suits, and passing over them when it doesn't, is grossly unfair to those of us that have lived here with families for over a decade. You want help Thailand- then reciprocate.

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24 minutes ago, bwpage3 said:

If one of your loved ones was trapped, you wouldn't be asking about work permits now would you?

 

How inconsiderate considering there could be a number of deaths.

No, I wouldn't be asking, but hark back to Tsunami times, and try to remember their need for a WP then, from foreigners willing to help.

Want to volunteer and help those less privileged than you in Thailand (think hill tribe) and a WP is needed. There is no flexibility with immigration unless you are using an agent, so let's abide by that inflexibility, and insist on proper procedures being followed if Thailand wants assistance from foreigners.

 

Quid Pro Quo.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

Yesterday the rescue teams were studying the layout of the boat in preparation for the rescue attempt. 

Good luck, let’s hope that there are survivors and they are able to get them out. 

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47 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

They aren't trained to cope with dead bodies

Exactly, and will Thailand provide them with the necessary help when there are psychological issues later? If they get into difficulties underwater and maybe don't resurface, will Thailand step up and compensate their nearest and dearest - Nope. 😞

 

Their problem - let them figure it out themselves. After all, they continually say that Thailand is for Thais. 😞

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