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Popular Phi Phi reef area where karst collapsed sealed off for two years

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The area where the karst collapsed into the sea will remain sealed off for two years. Photo: DNP

 

PHUKET: The area around where a large section of a karst in Phang Nga Bay collapsed, sending some 30,000 tonnes of rock onto a popular coral reef below, will remain sealed off for safety for at least two years, Chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Prayoon Phongphan, told The Phuket News today (Oct 28).

 

 

 

The section of the karst – officially called Koh Mae Urai, located two kilometers southwest of Koh Poda, between Phi Phi Island and the Krabi mainland (see map below) – collapsed into the sea last sometime during the night of Oct 15.

 

Park officers noticed that two large sections of the island had splintered off and fallen into the sea while conducting a routine patrol the next day.

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/popular-phi-phi-reef-area-where-karst-collapsed-sealed-off-for-two-years-77793.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-10-28
 
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Yes its so  disappointing to see Net drag marks, reef fragments, net pieces snagged on broken off reef pieces in the sand flats near dive sites in Thailand.   Thailand dosnt understand that protected dive sanctuaries from fishing  will bring  in serious divers.   But I'm sure they prefer Chinese  cattle boat groups who don't know any better.  In the Caribbean a cattle boat has 20 divers. In Thailand they have 50 and inundate the reefs with snorkelers.     

 

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