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Why Phuket in the headline? It's Krabi.

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Probably because i was a Phuket News paper that reported the incident !

Maybe all the Krabi reporters were seeping ?

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Pointless whinging by miserable old farts

RIP to the victim. Hope the girl will be found alive... Hoping for tougher safety regulations on Thai-owned boats will be a pipe dream... My guess - Thai officials will answer this with yet another s

This was a tourist ferry leaving from Koh Tao a few days ago . I thought it was on fire ! until I saw it do the same thing the next day . the engine is clearly in a bad condition for it to create this

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RIP to the 12 year old girl and condolences to her family and friends, just seems to be anything related to transport in Thailand is a disaster usually caused from the lack of maintenance and safety checks and procedures, what is it about Thais that think if it starts and runs its fine to take risks with lives and save money at every corner they can cut planes and now boats are they ever going to learn the word safety first with members of the public even if they are properly insured that wont help the little girls family not everyone is so much in love with Bahts and most given the choice would rather have their children or loved ones still with them rather than have some financial recompense.

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Capt Wirat, said there was an explosion in the engine room, after which he told passengers to put on life jackets!!! Hmmm shouldn't this now be done before departure? Maybe we would not have a missing child if this turns out to be the case!!!! Better run captain birds eye.

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attachicon.gifseatran.jpg This was a tourist ferry leaving from Koh Tao a few days ago . I thought it was on fire ! until I saw it do the same thing the next day . the engine is clearly in a bad condition for it to create this much smoke !! how long before it blows up and sinks just like the Krabi boat ? I decided not to use this ferry company when I left the island !

I wouldn't get on that either

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my congrads to the captain and all the boats and their owners and or captains that did not think about money, but just about rescueing people in need... good on you all...

yes thailand should probably invest in some transportation inspection services.. so then the TVF whiners can conplain about price increases... if they can not figure out that safety equals $$$,, which i am sure they can not after reading this forum for many yrs

my 2 cents, and that is all it is worth

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Capt Wirat, said there was an explosion in the engine room, after which he told passengers to put on life jackets!!! Hmmm shouldn't this now be done before departure? Maybe we would not have a missing child if this turns out to be the case!!!! Better run captain birds eye.

I don't think a lifejacket would have helped in the toilett room there she was.

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attachicon.gifseatran.jpg This was a tourist ferry leaving from Koh Tao a few days ago . I thought it was on fire ! until I saw it do the same thing the next day . the engine is clearly in a bad condition for it to create this much smoke !! how long before it blows up and sinks just like the Krabi boat ? I decided not to use this ferry company when I left the island !

the owner of the boat should be locked up ,this company must earn good money and dont put it back in to the company,rather cut corners to save money ,maybe for lao cow rip to the deceased such a shame yet again

u sure it was owners fault ?

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Capt Wirat, said there was an explosion in the engine room, after which he told passengers to put on life jackets!!! Hmmm shouldn't this now be done before departure? Maybe we would not have a missing child if this turns out to be the case!!!! Better run captain birds eye.

The child was locked in the toilets .... wearing a life jacket unfortunately would not have saved her

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I've travelled a few times on these big Phi Phi ferries. Never ever felt comfortable about their safety, captain, maintenance. Stopped going to Phi Phi because of that, well that's one reason.

What a tradgedy that the young girl was in the toilet - such a waste of a yung life.

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just had a look at thier website

doesnt appear to be TAT liscenced [or not advertised]

ive heard that without any complaints to the TAT that nothing is being done to make companies comply

nor is there any insurance valid without TAT registration

would have thought a big operator like this would advertise thier TAT membership

also dont understand why they say 12 year old thai girl

foreign news reporting israeli girl , and if reporters dont know , then why not write simply 12 year old girl ????

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The daily dose of what?

Suggestions welcomed here:

Exactly. Maybe I should stop reading ThaiVisa because between all the stupid jokes and bad taste this country scares the crap out of me right now. Too much death and negligence. I have children here and don't feel like I can protect them from the stupidity out there. Yeah yeah, I know "Don't like it, go home!" Right?

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