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BANGKOK 14 December 2018 05:50
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Phuket speedboat captain, crewman and guide all charged for Chinese tourist slashed by Phi Phi tour boat propeller

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2 minutes ago, alanrchase said:

Why are boats not fitted with propeller guards? 

Agreed, crazy isn't it.

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1 hour ago, stevenl said:

Not on the water. There is a special class, yellow class tourguides, and they are supposed to do much more than the standard land tourguide.

So the alleged (haven't seen it reported anywhere) illegal guide was a special Yellow class, even though supposedly being illegal?

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5 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

could there not be a gateway or guardwire across the stern to prevent passengers from getting onto the diving platform until it is safe.

Not if it's one of the standard Chalong /Rawai speedboats.

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I want to be a speed boat captain when i grow up. I get paid 500 bt a day and when some idiot gets hurt i go to jail.

What more could a boy ask for.

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In my opinion, the blame lies with the owner, for not ensuring proper Health & Safety training for all staff.

 

However, I think that 'H& E' is a concept unknown here.

 

Captain's & crew get quite good money, made up from salary, & tips.

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Good job police, and keeping those, so called, boat handlers ashore will keep tourists safer.

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2 hours ago, alanrchase said:

Why are boats not fitted with propeller guards? 

They don't want to spend a few baht on safety basicly

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Didn't the Governor of Phuket recently demand the impementation of international standards for boat safety.

Well it made for a good 15 second sound bite didn't it. 

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Agree the woman was stupid,but many of these Chinese may never have even see the ocean before,she may not even have known a sharp spinning thing called a propeller is what power's a boat and it's generally at the back. However this is no excuse,the crew guide should have ensured an accident of this nature could not happen,they had a duty of care and failed,so yet another blow to chinese tourism.

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16 hours ago, BestB said:

Why? how is it anyones fault that she is a complete dumbass. Boat was still reversing meaning engines still running, it takes a real dumbass to jump off at the back where engines are still running.

 

If anything,she should be charged with stupidity and not allowed not only to return but to leave her village in China

Once one Chinese goes, they all go, in a mad scrum, elbows flying. The situation is irrelevant, queue for train tickets, oysters at the free buffet, immigration counter, Golden Week sales, it is all the same. Waiting is for suckers and being polite = losing out by being last. All of these tourists' parents will have first hand experience of famine (a real one where people die). The behaviour is ingrained.

 

The key for the Tour Guide was to prevent the first one going. If he fails to do that, all is lost.

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4 hours ago, alanrchase said:

Why are boats not fitted with propeller guards? 

 

eats horsepowers

 

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2 hours ago, arithai12 said:

Whether the guide and captain are responsible

A licensed Captain has the final word and overall responsibility on a vessel, there's no whether, if's or but's about that.

They weren't on a dive boat, they were on a speed boat.

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