Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Chinese tourists hurt as tour boat capsizes

Chinese tourists hurt as tour boat capsizes

RAYONG :Two Chinese tourists were injured after their speedboat hit an underwater rock and sunk off Koh Samet in Rayong on Thursday (Feb 7).

By Bangkok Post

Friday 8 February 2019, 09:16AM

Rescue units reported the sinking of the Black Marlin 8888 at 1.30pm as it was transporting 23 Chinese visitors from the island to the mainland. Other boats in the area rescued the passengers and took them to the shore, they added.

Boat driver Natthawut Puengkusol said the vessel sank after it hit an underwater rock near the island, Thairath Online reported.

The injured tourists were identified as Lian Kaikai and his female tour colleague, Xhang Cuehua. They were sent to Rayong Hospital and the man was later discharged, it added.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Pol Col Narongdet Thappajaya, chief of the Phe police station, said police are collecting evidence before deciding whether the driver would be charged.

Mr Natthawut had a licence to drive boats and all passengers on board wore life-saving vests, he said.

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


DeKaaskopp | 08 February 2019 - 15:10:19

"All the fault of that stupid underwater rock..." Yep,exactly the kind of "decent comments" someone was talking about .

Kurt | 08 February 2019 - 10:43:55

These plywood tour boats get bigger and bigger in size. Are there regulations about compulsory reserve buoyancy? Well, true, I know when you hit full speed a rock or floating objects the plywood bottom not survive.  Just hope/pray there are other ( mostly full loaded) tour boats nearby and able to help. Lot of photos went all over the world.  Great promotion.

Kurt | 08 February 2019 - 09:53:48

All the fault of that stupid underwater rock.  If it wasn't there nothing would have happen.   :-)

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Saving the elephant

Ouch... 'horse' should be 'horses','would' should be 'wouldn't',...(Read More)

Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

Mr Winfield, I didn't accuse you of cheating, in sport, cheating in anything, is cheating, I do ...(Read More)

Jamie’s Phuket: A visit to Doi Thepnimit temple

It's built on the site of what was a popular camp-site (privately owned of course) and the track...(Read More)

Saving the elephant

R,that's a heartwarming story and i bet for some people it's the only companion....(Read More)

Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

Reg.:Suggestion of having 2 types of air crafts only" A quick look at fleets of leading Asian,M...(Read More)

Phuket Property Guide: What makes a condo in Phuket?

You forgot to mention that unless a condo has a HOTEL LICENSE, its is illegal to rent for periods of...(Read More)

New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Argh - hating the recently added non edit function- please capitalize P in Phoenix....(Read More)

New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Florida resident here, with many hurricane experiences and that was a Category 1 which I was driving...(Read More)

Chinese tourist rescued from surf by Patong lifeguards

Mr ematt, it's very simple, they weren't in the water to rescue him, until after he got into...(Read More)

Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

Mr Winfield, where did I say it was "acceptable," I simply stated we all make mistakes, yo...(Read More)