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Phuket suspends parasailing following fatal accident to decipher new safety measures

 

PHUKET, 14 July 2017 (NN) – Phuket province has stepped up measures after an Australian man was killed in a fatal parasailing accident on Kata Beach, temporarily ordering a stop to the activity while better safety precautions are sought. 

Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong remarked on the death of a 71 year old Australian man who fell while parasailing off Kata Beach and ultimately died from his injuries, saying that a meeting has been held to discuss the incident but definite measures have yet to be decided. A stumbling block of the meeting was that parasailing is considered a sport under law and does not require the same licensing as activities deemed solely for leisure. 

The boat involved in the incident was properly registered to the Phuket Marine Office but the jurisdiction of the agency does not extend to parasailing. The office has been asked to coordinate with relevant agencies and to suspend parasailing in Phuket for the time being. Members of the industry have been asked to join in a discussion to figure out better safety measures.

 
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Here we go again, another knee jerk reaction.

Safety measures should have already been in place and properly implemented,  not thinking about it now, because a poor man is dead.

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"Members of the industry have been asked to join in a discussion to figure out better safety measures"

 Advice to those involved in the meeting , remember 2 words FAIL SAFE

 

Since when has parasailing been an "Industry"

 

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It will all be open again in no time. Got to make it look like the authorities are concerned about tourists, but we all know that money talks, so new procedures will be " agreed"  which will be exactly how it all was before. Standard bullcrap.

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5 hours ago, colinneil said:

Here we go again, another knee jerk reaction.

Safety measures should have already been in place and properly implemented,  not thinking about it now, because a poor man is dead.

Fair suck of the sav, it's a start, remember the jet-ski scams, haven't heard anymore scams there.

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Phuket parasail operators ‘asked’ to impose ban, face full safety review

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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PHUKET:-- The Governor of Phuket today called on parasail operators in Phuket to refrain from providing parasail rides at Phuket beaches until they all attend a mandatory safety review on Monday (July 17).

 

“We really do not have authority by law to enforce a ban, but we have asked that we do this together,” Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong told The Phuket News after a meeting of relevant officials and more than 20 parasail operators at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall today (July 14).

 

“I want them to learn how to safely provide such services by undergoing training by Royal Army Region 4 on Monday,” he said.

 

Full Story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-parasail-operators-asked-to-impose-ban-face-full-safety-review-63028.php#f2Gg4CL05luEMIPr.97

 

 
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16 hours ago, observer90210 said:

My oh my!...terrible news!...extra tea money would now be required to re-open the venture and nothing will really change!??:partytime2:

 

 

Yup, it will be suspended until a fatter envelope changes hands. 

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Authority = responsibility. It was already stated that the operation was not properly licensed,  So the 100,000 baht question is who issues the licenses & is responsible  (stand by for the rush in the opposite direction)?

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

decipher new safety measures

Thailand's safety measures: How many deaths will it take til they know, that too many people have died?

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17 hours ago, Dave67 said:

"Members of the industry have been asked to join in a discussion to figure out better safety measures"

 Advice to those involved in the meeting , remember 2 words FAIL SAFE

 

Since when has parasailing been an "Industry"

 

I was up early in Pattaya the morning after I had arrived. I was down to Soi 7 for breakfast about

7:45 am. The restaurant I wanted to eat at was not open yet. I took my scooter down to beach road.

Out in the bay I counted 28 parasails in the air. If my memory is correct I think that was low season

as well. So parasailing may not be an "industry" but it is big business with money to be made.

I was truly shocked at how busy it was.

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Here, greed trumps everything: friendship; business; law and order; safety; life, death, etc!

 

I'll pass on a para-sail ride thanks.

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using 44 would finally make sense. Shut down this (scum) industry

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