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Top mall executive's 30 million baht luxury yacht goes up in flames off Koh Phangan


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It is quite likely the fire extinguishing equipment was out of date, and the boat had not been properly inspected by the "marine department" in quite some time. Was the executive on board, when this happened? Where are the other details? 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Suphalak Ampuch an executive of a famous Bangkok mall

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Industry Retailing
Founded 25 June 1981
Founder Supachai Umpujh
Nongluck Umpujh
Headquarters Bang Kapi, Bangkok, Thailand
Key people
Ms Supaluck Umpujh, Chairwoman

 

Sunday was a bad day for The Mall:

 

Two in hospital after stabbing incident mid-afternoon at popular Bangkok mall

 

Over half a million baht robbed at gunpoint from bank in The Mall Bang Kapi

 

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Why do Thais always  exaggerate insurance  claims  by such a ridiculous  factor? 3m house doubles it's price when burnt down despite the fact that the value is in the  land not the building on it.  And that is a speedboat  not a yacht! How  stupid  do they think claims adjusters are? 

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3 hours ago, JeffersLos said:

This costs 5 million

 

https://rod.kaidee.com/product-356862347

 

 

7 minutes ago, katatonic said:

It may look like a small boat because the windscreen has gone, but if you look at the portholes: each one is a cabin or heads. It's well over a million USD worth new. That's a yacht, over 50 foot.

Deceptive photo in the original post

Look at the one in JeffersLos link above.

48 foot yacht?

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2 minutes ago, Tropicalevo said:

 

Deceptive photo in the original post

Look at the one in the link above.

48 foot yacht?

If you look at the relative size of the guardrails the burning one is quite a lot bigger. I'd say 70'

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5 hours ago, webfact said:
The yacht has the name "Aew" (name transliterated from Thai and possibly incorrect) and is registered to Suphalak Ampuch an executive of a famous Bangkok mall, reported Naew Na.
 
It was still legally licensed. 

 

The grammar here suggests that despite being owned by a rich Bangkok businesswoman, it was still legally licensed.

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1 minute ago, ronaldo0 said:

Amazing how often these boats just seem to catch fire 😂🙄

If it was an insurance job it wasn't exactly the location I'd choose. And they can catch fire readily if the maintenance isn't up to scratch or they forget to turn the engine-room fans on etc. Diesel leaks, exhaust leaks, failed turbos, wiring, piles of oily rags..

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4 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Insurance job.

As they say the happiest days of their lives is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell it! Maybe he just couldn't wait.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

He said damage to the yacht was in the order of 30 million baht.

The cruiser is probably half that brand new... if it's got all the bells & whistles.

Including a working fire extinguisher system.

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