Small boats in Phuket BANNED from going into sea temporarily due to rough weather

Phuket –

Boats in Phuket less than 10 meters long will be BANNED from going into sea temporarily due to rough weather.

The announcement was issued by the Phuket Marine Office Chief Mr. Nachapong Pranit. The announcement states, “This is due to the weather warnings from the Thai Meteorological Department of heavy rain and strong winds and waves in the Andaman sea.”

“Small boats in Phuket less than 10 meters long will be BANNED from leaving ports into the open sea from September 4th to September 6th.”

“Please keep closely updated with the weather forecast from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) or hotline 1182.”

Meanwhile heavy rain yesterday morning (September 2nd) in Thalang damaged 40 cars.

General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the army to help victims from Phuket flooding.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.