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Phoenix recovery team yet to arrive

By Tavee Adam

 

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Divers with the Spitz Tech Co Ltd salvage team assess their next step in the months-long attempts to recover the ‘Phoenix’, before they abandoned the project. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: A new salvage team to try to recover the sunken tour boat Phoenix has yet to arrive in Phuket, Maj Ekkachai Siri of Tourist Police confirmed this morning (Nov 8).

 

The news follows reports that the salvage team had arrived to start their recovery efforts yesterday.

 

“A company from Singapore is the new operator to recover the Phoenix, and will use a 1,000-tonne crane to raise the boat,” Maj Ekkachai told The Phuket News today.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phoenix-recovery-team-yet-to-arrive-69276.php#wZ8GidluhrDLoIwo.99

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2018-11-08
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Should also use large industrial air bags inside the boat to assist in raising it , would make the job so much easier .

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

A new salvage team to try to recover the sunken tour boat Phoenix has yet to arrive in Phuket, Maj Ekkachai Siri of Tourist Police confirmed this morning

What's holding up those pesky foreigners?

Visa issues, or waiting for a disclaimer to be signed by the PM (again) if it all goes tits up down?

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2 minutes ago, keith101 said:

Should also use large industrial air bags inside the boat to assist in raising it , would make the job so much easier .

I think they would have to attach the airbags outside the vessel,

putting them inside them inflationing them would most likely split

the vessel in two, the 45 gall drums the other salvage company used

would never have worked.

regards Worgeordie

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New ‘Phoenix’ salvage team starts operations

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHOTO: Previous attempts of the salvage operations last August

 

A new salvage team has started work to bring the ‘Phoenix’ back to the surface with a one thousand tonne crane from Singapore.

 

Boat salvage operations started again yesterday morning with a specialist crane that had arrived from Singapore. The salvage is expected to be completed in five days according to newly appointed Immigration Bureau Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn, starting yesterday.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/new-phoenix-salvage-team-starts-operations

 
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The news also follows Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana late last month handing down an order from Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya for officials in Phuket to push for the island to lead the way in restoring tourists’ confidence in travelling to Thailand.

Under the order, preservation of life and property are to be given top priority, while the media “is to be told the truth” about tourism issues


Well, that will be a first !!!!!!

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Spitz Tech Co Ltd was hired under a B10-million contract to recover the sunken tour boat.
I would warrant the division of that money would make interesting reading.......

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5 hours ago, keith101 said:

Should also use large industrial air bags inside the boat to assist in raising it , would make the job so much easier .

the easiest way to rise a boat like that (as the hull is perfectly intact) is sealing all the doors and just pump the water out the boat, it will just rise itself... Don't need any stupid crane, just a few divers specialized in underwater welding...

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47 minutes ago, Chang_paarp said:

Did they find someone who actually knows what they are doing this time?

probably some prawns farmers....

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