Coral Damaged by Boats and Tourist Divers at Phi Phi National Park in Krabi

PHOTO: Monsoon Gargage Thailand

Krabi –

Coral was reportedly damaged by tour boats and tourist divers at an island in the famous Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi.

The Monsoon Garbage Thailand Facebook Page yesterday (January 3rd) shared photos of a boat at the Ya Wa Sam Island (Koh Ya Wa) in Krabi with its anchor under water damaging coral. Another set of photos taken at the Island appear to show tourist divers stepping on coral.

PHOTO: Monsoon Gargage Thailand

The admin of the Facebook page told the Phuket Express that they received the photos from anonymous concerned local residents and divers during the New Year festival. They have called for action to be taken against those damaging coral in the National Park.

PHOTO: Monsoon Gargage Thailand

The Phuket Express noted that the Ya Wa Sam Island is famous for allowing divers to see beautiful coral under water. The island is in the area of the Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

As of press time relevant Thai authorities had not officially responded to the photos.


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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.