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BANGKOK 19 December 2018 03:12
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BREAKING: Major incident aboard Koh Samui ferry

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Kudos to the engineers who put out the fire. Where were the deck crew who should have been closing dampers and fire doors and boundary cooling?

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About the same amount of smoke these disgusting rustbuckets spew out every day!

 

When you catch one, check out the Chinese or Korean writing and signs that have been painted over. These 'boats' look like they have already been retired in these countries...

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20 hours ago, cheapcanuck said:

With no tourists, this reminds me of a training exercise.  

Except they don't do training exercises in Thailand

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1 hour ago, ParadiseLost said:

About the same amount of smoke these disgusting rustbuckets spew out every day!

 

When you catch one, check out the Chinese or Korean writing and signs that have been painted over. These 'boats' look like they have already been retired in these countries...

Yep. The North Korean dear leader discarded these rust buckets as even he cared more about his people. 

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16 hours ago, khunPer said:

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as the authorities here dump crashed aircraft bodies into the sea for the sake of marine life, that loves to inhabit outdated vessels that works as artificial reefs...😉

 

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Fine if they have been properly de-toxed....

Think that knackered old bag of spanners (ie ferry) would have been full of toxic waste 🙂

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17 hours ago, natway09 said:

Maintenance ????? Too busy

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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19 hours ago, ParadiseLost said:

About the same amount of smoke these disgusting rustbuckets spew out every day!

 

When you catch one, check out the Chinese or Korean writing and signs that have been painted over. These 'boats' look like they have already been retired in these countries...

Mostly ex Chinese, but Seatran do fully recondition and re furbish theirs and carry out good maintenance .

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2 hours ago, Vacuum said:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Rubbish, that is just speculation although i would not guarantee RAJA

 

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On 11/17/2018 at 1:47 PM, car720 said:

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

:cheesy:

Yes they do carry dogs and not long ago a Thai  sat near me with a fighting cock.

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8 hours ago, Huckenfell said:

Mostly ex Chinese, but Seatran do fully recondition and re furbish theirs and carry out good maintenance .

Agree with that, Seatran is a first class company.

 

Unfortunately, they stopped servicing Koh Phangan many years ago so all we have are the rusty old Raja polluters. Surprising one hasn't gone down actually.

 

Their piers are also a disgrace.

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On 11/17/2018 at 8:55 AM, ParadiseLost said:

About the same amount of smoke these disgusting rustbuckets spew out every day!

 

When you catch one, check out the Chinese or Korean writing and signs that have been painted over. These 'boats' look like they have already been retired in these countries...

One of the Raja boats still has the timetable from when it worked from Kobe pasted on the wall.

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On 11/16/2018 at 6:03 PM, baansgr said:

I first boarded that vessel in 2002...wonder if its ever been serviced properly

 

Does adding bilge pumps as the hull springs more leaks count as servicing?  I counted ten 4" pumps running non stop on one I took to Samui, that's like having a hole in the boat that you could fit a person through.

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people seem unaware of how hugely dangerous vehicle ferries can be - especially as they age.......

If anything should allow water of the vehicle deck these boats can roll over and sink in a flash........

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