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Thailand’s first electric ‘e-ferries’ on track to launch in Phuket

By The Phuket News

 

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Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports Napintorn Srisunpang this week inspected the Sakun.C Innovation Co Ltd boatbuilding factory in Suphan Buri, where the country’s first electric passenger boats are under construction for launch in Phuket. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Sports

 

PHUKET: Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sports Napintorn Srisunpang this week inspected the Sakun.C Innovation Co Ltd boatbuilding factory in Suphan Buri where electric passenger boats are under construction for launch in Phuket, which will be the first province in the country to use electric-powered boats for marine passenger transport to nearby islands.

 

The inspection delegation, on Wednesday (Sept 16),  was welcomed by the company’s managing director and other company employees, reported the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS).

 

The boats being built by Sakun.C are the first electric passenger boats to be registered by the  Marine Department national headquarters in Bangkok, where all boat designs must be approved and registered, said the MoTS report.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/thailand-first-electric-e-ferries-on-track-to-launch-in-phuket-77382.php

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

all boat designs must be approved and registered, said the MoTS report.

What about the Captains & crew piloting these vessels ........???

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I have just done a quick search of e ferries and found the attached link.

 

It could well be a neat idea for the Bangkok's klongs and other similar waterways, but fear for their use in open water when seas are rough and when crewed by untrained crews pushing boundaries of the boat's limitations.

 

I won't be volunteering to do a Pi Phi trip in one.

 

https://plugboats.com/bangkok-becoming-electric-ferry-capital-of-the-world/

 

 

 

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To correct spelling mistake.
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3 hours ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Phuket passenger vessels frequently sink. The beauty of the electric propulsion is that they will be able to continue to their destination underwater. 

Finally, submarines.

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