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Six Phuket jet-ski operators found operating without insurance, fined

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Six Phuket jet-ski operators found operating without insurance, fined

Yutthawat Lekmak

 

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Officers check jet-ski rental operators at Patong Beach yesterday (Feb 6). Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: -- It was discovered yesterday that six jet-ski operators working from Kata Beach on the island’s west coast were found to be renting out their watercraft without the required insurance.

 

The operators were fined, however, it was not disclosed how much.

 

The discovery was made yesterday (Feb 6) when officials from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, Marine Police and Kata Police carried out checks on jet-ski operators at Kata Beach following the death of an Australian tourist who died when the jet-ski she had rented collided with that of her boyfriends on Sunday (Feb 5).

 

Thomas Keating, 22, and his girlfriend, Emily Jayne Collie, 20, were riding jet-skis near Kata Beach at 4:45pm on Sunday when they collided in the water at high speed leaving Ms Collie with severe injuries to her neck and shoulders. 

 

Mr Keating said strong sunlight reflected off the sea and made it impossible to see the jet-ski of Ms Collie, leading to the crash. 

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/six-phuket-jet-ski-operators-found-operating-without-insurance-fined-60940.php

 
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Pay some small fine, and continue as usual.  When the proper course of action would be heavy fine, and confiscation of all jet skis till fine is paid and PROOF of insurance is provided. But TIT, so we know that won't happen.

 

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20 minutes ago, madmax2 said:

What is the fine, not 1 hours rental fee i hope

1,000  baht.  500 for the fine, 500 for police "charity fund"

 

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25 minutes ago, madmax2 said:

What is the fine, not 1 hours rental fee i hope

My betting is 30 minutes

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It's utterly ridicules and sad that it takes a death of a person to get those people

and to check on those jet ski operators,

By law, and I'm sure no one knew it, a jet ski rider should have a ' captain permit '

to operate the jet ski, but who give a toss for the law? not those operators

for sure....

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Hardly ridiculous more de riguer

 

Unless its causing a social media viral stink.....

 

There is no problem

 

(Thai Gov 101)

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Just remember that most things operate here by paying tea money to corrupt officials who then allow these businesses to keep operating even if not legal and no insurance

 

People who pay tea money are as corrupt as the people who ask for it or except it, Unfortunately they will not get together and refuse to pay it because some people will not join them and their businesses will be victimized

 

If the government sacked or charged all the corrupt officials there would be no one left to run the government and country

The PM is making a effort to stop corrupt but it takes time and money to increase their salaries and the only way to do this is with a increase in taxes or fees

There is still plenty of corruption in the so called developed countries but its not done so openly but under the counter as they say, its only in recent history that they have really started to clamp down on official corruption in these countries and this probably includes your own home country 

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2 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

1,000  baht.  500 for the fine, 500 for police "charity fund"

 

Looks like soldiers in the photo – not sure "charity fund" works with them...

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One must ask themselves. Why is it always the army/navy that catches these fking offenders, Logically because the police sit on their fat arse and take bribes ONLY. I like this new Prime Minister but I hope he kicks some top cockroache ass ( being police) may save the army time in doing what the police should be doing in the first place!

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

on jet-ski operators at Kata Beach following the death of an Australian tourist who died when the jet-ski she had rented collided with that of her boyfriends on Sunday

Always takes a trigger point to get the boys in brown to spring into action. 

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3 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

Pay some small fine, and continue as usual.  When the proper course of action would be heavy fine, and confiscation of all jet skis till fine is paid and PROOF of insurance is provided. But TIT, so we know that won't happen.

 

So better to do nothing than something small? Interesting concept. Just because we have a concept of what proper action would be doesn't mean its going to happen here. its a completely different mentality.

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