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BREAKING: Major incident aboard Koh Samui ferry

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44 minutes ago, Tropicalevo said:

I agree with you on the Seatran cleanliness etc, but do they allow dogs? I thought not.

They must.  I have seen lots of dogs on them.  Oh, wait...............

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54 minutes ago, Tidybeard said:

It was only a matter of time. Here is a link to a letter I wrote to Samui Times on this very subject last year, The boats are a joke !

The Marine tourist police did reply to my letter, saying that they would improve standards .... but nothing changed.

 

http://www.samuitimes.com/letter-to-the-editor-raja-ferries-an-accident-waiting-to-happen/

 

Check out the photos in the letter !

 

 

...and the captain's license was awarded to a former motorbike jockey, after he won a rowing regatta on a klong in Bangkok? Save Our Souls!

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Investigation underway after three injured in Koh Samui ferry fire

 

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Thai Rath reported that an investigation was now underway following the fire in the engine room of the Raja Ferry that was on its way from Koh Samui to Don Sak yesterday.
 
One passenger and two crew were injured.
 
Water police headed by chief Lt Col Anurat Wimon boarded boat R8 after it had traveled around 30 minutes from the Lipa Noi port on the island. 
 
There were 23 passengers and nine crew aboard along with 33 vehicles. 
 
Two engineers were hurt as they successfully put out the fire. They were named as Anuwat Khunpetch, 31, and Anujit Kongkang, 35. 
 
A female passenger suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and was named as Chalinee Kham-or.
 
All three injured were taken to Koh Samui hospital.
 
The stricken ferry was towed back to port in Koh Samui by another ferry.
 
An investigation into the cause of the engine fire is now underway. 
 
 
Source: Thai Rath
 
 
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It’d seem that no one was on board 🤔

 

You don't mean.....Oh no! The Marie Celeste!😧

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

There were 23 passengers and nine crew aboard along with 33 vehicles. 

More cars than passangers?

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11 hours ago, gk10002000 said:

I have taken the small ferry from Pattaya to ko Larn once or twice.  Always was prepared to jump over board at a moment's notice.  Being an ex swimmer and lifeguard I wasn't too concerned.  I took the ferry from Phuket to Ao Nang.  Beautiful ride by some little islands and rock outcroppings.  It was a beautiful cloudless day.  I made sure I put my life jacket on and again stayed on the outside of the cabin areas and was fully prepared to jump out at a moment's notice.  Just a year later that Israeli girl I think died in a sister ferry ship somehow she was down below or in the bathroom or something like that? 

I too am an experienced swimmer and lifeguard and NO WAY am I going to let me or my family be packed into a cabin with a hundred other people all encumbered with life jackets, inadequate emergency exits and a complete lack of awareness of common sense and safety measures.

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2 hours ago, Tug said:

Well luckley they dident kill anybody and saved the vessel

I'm not sure it was lucky that they saved the vessel, as it will just be patched up and put back into service.. 

Would have been better for everyone concerned, except maybe Nemo, if it had sunk to the depths...

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1 hour ago, cornishcarlos said:

Would have been better for everyone concerned, except maybe Nemo, if it had sunk to the depths...

I however presume Nemo and friends also would be happy, as the authorities here dump crashed aircraft bodies into the sea for the sake of marine life, that loves to inhabit outdated vessels that works as artificial reefs...😉

 

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1 hour ago, RonniePickering22 said:
2 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

More cars than passangers?

Less arriving than leaving would not be a bad thing!

Unfortunately the ferry was leaving, according to the news, so less leaving – but look at the bright side of life, 10 cars less in the Ring Road traffic jam...👍

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9 minutes ago, khunPer said:

Unfortunately the ferry was leaving, according to the news, so less leaving – but look at the bright side of life, 10 cars less in the Ring Road traffic jam...👍

10 cars without drivers 😶

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3 minutes ago, PoorSucker said:

10 cars without drivers 😶

Yes, that thing with ghost-drivers is either a mystery to be solved – however, I sometime had experienced some of them at the Ring Road, or look-alike – or is just Thai-way-of-counting...🤔

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that why i moved from koh samui,taking the ferry was a night mare for me i know this staff was going to happen!

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