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18 Korean Tourists Injured In Speed Boat Accident In Pattaya

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18 Korean tourists injured in speed boat accident in Pattaya
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CHONBURI, April 21 - Eighteen Korean tourists were wounded in speed boat accident off Pattaya's Laan island on Sunday with two reportedly in critical condition.

A speed boat, named "Sea Dream", was transporting some thirty Korean tourists to Ko Laan Island when it collided with another speed boat "Khem Thong" which was lying at anchor about 800 metres off the beach.

All tourists were rescued by boats which cruised nearby. The drivers of two speed boats however escaped.

Sixteen passengers suffered minor injuries while another two tourists were in critical condition. One Korean man’s two legs were nearly severed and another Korean man lost his right leg from the boat's propellor.

Police are now hunting for the boats' drivers for legal prosecution. (MCOT online news)

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-- TNA 2013-04-21

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How do you flee the scene 800 metres offshore?

Remarkable effort really

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Sad that you can probably count down the days on both hands until a similar incident happens. 30 Korean tourists on one Speed Boat? Sounds about right.

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I've become accustomed to news such as this... If it isn't a Bus accident its someone drunk in car or motorcycle or as in this case, its yet another speed boat accident... With sympathy for the victims my first thoughts lately when I read news such as this is... "How on earth can this possibly happen?"...

Really - How is it possible for a speed boat to go straight into another boat which wasn't moving ?? !!

Of course - we can all guess the answer, the pilot wasn't watching where he was going or there was some mechanical steering failure...

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He swam the scene

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A Hit and Run with a Stationary Boat anchored.....Run to Where?

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What are the requirements to "Captain" those speed boats in Thai waters, obviously from what I have seen you do not need any thing in the space between the ears.

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How do you flee the scene 800 metres offshore?

I would say most speed boat drivers are related; thus the idiot who drove into the parked boat was taken away while the other gave chase on a jet-ski, but lost him at the first set of traffic lights

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I will never get on a boat in Thailand. Ever. Taxis are bad enough, but trusting your life to one of these clods in a boat??

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It is also amazing to have a collision with an anchored boat in what was most likely clear skies and relatively calm seas.

Depends how many Lou Kou's the guys had, the anchored thing might have looked like a seagull. burp.gif

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And the ferry only costs 30 baht. I never trusted those speedboat guys. Quick money grab

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What are the requirements to "Captain" those speed boats in Thai waters, obviously from what I have seen you do not need any thing in the space between the ears.

A boat?

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What are the requirements to "Captain" those speed boats in Thai waters, obviously from what I have seen you do not need any thing in the space between the ears.

And this back up.

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And the ferry only costs 30 baht. I never trusted those speedboat guys. Quick money grab

But don't forget one of the ferrys sunk a few years back.

You can't win!

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I am sure if
he was quick enough back after the accident he would manage another run before
it became too dark, money money .



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It is also amazing to have a collision with an anchored boat in what was most likely clear skies and relatively calm seas.

If it is possible to have any sort of accident these clowns will come up with it.

"and not good for tourism either"

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I've become accustomed to news such as this... If it isn't a Bus accident its someone drunk in car or motorcycle or as in this case, its yet another speed boat accident... With sympathy for the victims my first thoughts lately when I read news such as this is... "How on earth can this possibly happen?"...

Really - How is it possible for a speed boat to go straight into another boat which wasn't moving ?? !!

Of course - we can all guess the answer, the pilot wasn't watching where he was going or there was some mechanical steering failure...

I'm guessing it was brake failure...thumbsup.gif

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The Koreans should have know better. What kind of a boat driver can crash into a parked boat. Drunk on Lao Khao. My symapthies to the injured, I just came from Korea. Typical Thailand.

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