Modified Krabi Long-tail Boats Capsize Three Times in Two Months With Two Deaths and Many Injured

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The Krabi Marine Office has called in about 80 long-tail boats in Krabi which were modified by adding roofs after three long-tail boats capsized with two deaths and many people injured in two months.

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Two foreign tourists and a boat captain have been rescued after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi.

A Malaysian mother and her six year old daughter have been pronounced dead after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi.

Nine Swedish tourists have survived after a long-tailed boat capsized in Krabi.

The director of the Krabi Marine Office Mr. Mana Nuanwan told the Phuket Express yesterday (February 16th) that the three long-tail boats involved in the above three incidents had all been modified by adding roofs for VIP services.

The roofs had caused more wind to affect the boats and increased the weight to the boats which might have caused the capsizing incidents.

There are about 80 long-tail boats in Krabi which were modified with roofs, Mana told The Phuket Express. They are all being called to be re-testee for safety with the Krabi Marine Office before the Songkran Festival in which more tourists will be visiting Krabi.

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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 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.