Phuket boat captains confirm they are following marine office rules during this stormy week

Phuket –

Boat captains in Phuket have confirmed with The Phuket Express that they are strictly following the Phuket Marine Office rules as they are concerned about passenger’s safety first.

First, our previous story:

The Phuket Marine Office has made an announcement yesterday (May 30th) for small boats going into the sea due to strong winds and waves which is in effect until June 2nd.

Now, an update:

An unnamed Phuket Marine official at the Chalong Pier told local Phuket media yesterday that in the past two days tour boats were only travelling from Coral Island and small islands near Phrom Thep Cape which were a short distance away.

No boats were traveling to Phi Phi Island in Krabi or other islands far away, according to the official.

Boat captains have confirmed with The Phuket Express that they have checked safety equipment on their boats before travelling. They also stated that they make sure that their passengers are wearing life jackets at all times when they are on boats.

If the captains found that traveling is not safe due to strong winds and high waves, the boat captains told local media they will not go out into the sea.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.