Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks

Phuket Governor meets Chinese Vice Consul-General, ‘Phoenix’ salvage discussed

PHUKET: The Governor of Phuket on Monday (Oct 8) met with the Vice Consul-General of the Phuket Chinese Consular Office to discuss a number of topics including the raising of the ‘Phoenix’ tour boat which sank on July 5 killing 47 Chinese tourists.

Chineseaccidentsdeathmarinetourismculture
By The Phuket News

Thursday 11 October 2018, 03:02PM


Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana  (left) and Vice Consul-General of the Phuket Chinese Consular Office. Photo: PR Dept

Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana (left) and Vice Consul-General of the Phuket Chinese Consular Office. Photo: PR Dept

The meeting was also a chance for Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana to congratulate Vice Consul-General Li Chunfu and the Chinese people on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China which fell on Oct 1.

Also in attendance at Monday’s meeting was Acting Director of the Phuket Marine Office Wiwat Chitchertwong, who was there to provide an update on the salvage operation to raise the Phoenix tour boat.

He said, ”The Phoenix tour boat disaster happened on July 5 killing 47 people. The contract to salvage the boat expired on Sept 22 and the salvage company have been being fined B9,430 per day since that date.

“I cannot confirm the date the boat will be salvaged as this depends weather and underwater conditions. But the operation will carry on as soon as possible."

He added, “After the boat has been raised, it will be taken to the Rattanachai shipyard to keep as an important piece of evidence into the disaster.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

“I invite Li Chunfu to be an observer into the investigation to build confidence the confidence of the Chinese government again.”

Mr Li congratulated Gov Phakaphong on taking up hos new position as Phuket Governor on Oct 1 and added, “Phuket is a beautiful natural resources province which has great customs and culture similar to Chinese culture.

“So many Chinese tourists travel to Phuket to get a new experience and when they return they tell friends and family which leads to progress for the Phuket economy,” said Mr Li.

Lastly, Governor Phakaphong invited all Chinese-Thai and Chinese tourists to join the vegetarian festival being held from Oc t9-17 2018.

 

 

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.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

Herein lies the problem. The officials that do the inspections are either paid for their favorable r...(Read More)


Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

As if there aren't enough fast and furious drivers already on the roads in Phuket, now to glorif...(Read More)


No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

For a country that finds no sign of prostitution in Pattaya, not finding cruelty at the zoo is hardl...(Read More)


No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

“No evidence of animal cruelty has been found.”. Just in the same way than Thai police can make...(Read More)


No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

This is similar to the police walking along Bangla Road recently and reporting that "nope...ain...(Read More)


No animal cruelty at Phuket Zoo, say officials

That concrete cell that the tiger is shown in should be considered as cruelty to animals. What a ho...(Read More)


Fast & Furious 9 to take on Phuket roads

what ever anybody in Thailand is planing or doing - for mister kurt it is negativ!! ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Bitter pill

We can ask General Pom Prawit to which hospital in Switserland he went for heart surgery and go goes...(Read More)


Two suspects arrested after fatal motorcycle-taxi brawl

In BP I red that the 2 motorcycle groups were illegal! How is that possible without police knowledge...(Read More)