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Tourists jump for their lives after boat explodes in Andaman sea

 

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SATUN: -- Twenty five tourists jumped into the sea after a boat taking them on a diving trip in the south exploded in the Andaman sea yesterday.

 

The captain of the "Jaran Tour 3" Charoen Noomee, 60, said that there was a sudden explosion mid afternoon as he was taking the tourists from Koh Lipe to Koh Rork.

 

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A fire erupted and spread quickly throughout the boat and everyone had to jump into the sea. A passing boat rescued everyone and took them to the island of Booloan where they were later picked up by water police and taken to Satun.

 

There were 18 foreign tourists and 7 Thais on the boat and everyone was now safe.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Tourists leap into sea to escape flaming diving boat

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

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SATUN — A diving trip in the pristine sea near a world-renowned island turned into a survival nightmare for 18 tourists Monday afternoon when their boat caught fire, forcing them to leave everything behind and swim for their lives.

 

Although all the tourists and boat crew were safely rescued, most of the visitors are now stranded without passports in Satun province after their Koh Lipe diving trip went awry. Police are debating which station has jurisdiction over the case, which one officer described as a possible case of negligence.

 

Nipon Kongkwan, chief of La-Ngu Police Station, said the captain of the Charan Tour boat told him the incident happened when the crew was filling oxygen tanks for a dive. They did so too close to an inflammable material, and an accidental spark lit up flames that soon spread across the boat too quickly for the tourists to do anything but leap free.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2017/01/24/tourists-leap-sea-escape-flaming-diving-boat/

 

 
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Charan Tour is expected to file criminal charges against the crew over the incident, but was unable to do so because the boat sank in waters where the jurisdiction of three police stations meet, so officers could not agree which unit is responsible for investigating.

 

Nipon said he wouldn’t mind taking the case if the company decided to file charges at his station.

 

That's a little disturbing, that the tour company will be filing charges against their employees.  My guess is that doesn't bode well for compensation for the victims.  The ones that didn't own the boat, anyway.

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

Charan Tour is expected to file criminal charges against the crew over the incident, but was unable to do so because the boat sank in waters where the jurisdiction of three police stations meet, so officers could not agree which unit is responsible for investigating.

 

Nipon said he wouldn’t mind taking the case if the company decided to file charges at his station.

 

That's a little disturbing, that the tour company will be filing charges against their employees.  My guess is that doesn't bode well for compensation for the victims.  The ones that didn't own the boat, anyway.

Lets draw straws guy and move it along. Charan Tours should be ducking right about now as they hired this guy without any inspection or check of his safety record if there is such a thing here. 

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Tourists leap into sea to escape flaming diving boat

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

201701240153223-20160216143413-696x522.j

 

SATUN — A diving trip in the pristine sea near a world-renowned island turned into a survival nightmare for 18 tourists Monday afternoon when their boat caught fire, forcing them to leave everything behind and swim for their lives.

 

Although all the tourists and boat crew were safely rescued, most of the visitors are now stranded without passports in Satun province after their Koh Lipe diving trip went awry. Police are debating which station has jurisdiction over the case, which one officer described as a possible case of negligence.

 

Nipon Kongkwan, chief of La-Ngu Police Station, said the captain of the Charan Tour boat told him the incident happened when the crew was filling oxygen tanks for a dive. They did so too close to an inflammable material, and an accidental spark lit up flames that soon spread across the boat too quickly for the tourists to do anything but leap free.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2017/01/24/tourists-leap-sea-escape-flaming-diving-boat/

 

 
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The story about that the tamp filling is bull, as you don't handle with pure oxygen, unless you blend manually EANx. And I doubt that they did this on a boat like that.

Gimme another story more credible... but who cares in the end ?

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Deli said:

The story about that the tamp filling is bull, as you don't handle with pure oxygen, unless you blend manually EANx. And I doubt that they did this on a boat like that.

Gimme another story more credible... but who cares in the end ?

 

 

Tec diving boat maybe.

 

Common around Lipe.

 

Then it's possible.

 

Stupid useless gas blenders though.

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2 hours ago, impulse said:

Charan Tour is expected to file criminal charges against the crew over the incident, but was unable to do so because the boat sank in waters where the jurisdiction of three police stations meet, so officers could not agree which unit is responsible for investigating.

 

Nipon said he wouldn’t mind taking the case if the company decided to file charges at his station.

 

That's a little disturbing, that the tour company will be filing charges against their employees.  My guess is that doesn't bode well for compensation for the victims.  The ones that didn't own the boat, anyway.

 

The crew burned their boat down through negligence, why would the owner not be able to press charges?  And what compensation for the "victims" who are actually all OK.

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32 minutes ago, lvr181 said:

Mmmm............what are "safety standards"?

You have got to be joking!!!  And no mention of compensation for the tourists. Hope they ALL share their stories far and wide. Sooner or later TAT will be able to count the anticipated tourist arrivals on both hands and feet.

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Under International Maritime Organization rules , The company who the vessel is owned by, and registered too, is RESPONSIBLE for any Compliances, with regard to Safety, Certified Crew, and Insurances. 

You CANNOT sue the crew....They are dealt with under Maritime Law, which is a different matter altogether.

 

 

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