Twenty-Six Illegal Jet-Skis Found in Phuket

Phuket –

Twenty-six illegal jet-skis were found in Phuket after many complaints by concerned citizens.

The Phuket Marine Office Chief Mr. Chayaphong Pranit told the Phuket Express that they had received many complaints that there were jet-skis being used outside their permitted areas in Po Bay, Naka Island, Rang Island, and Yamu Bay.

On Saturday (May 18th) relevant officers including from the Phuket Marine Office and the Phuket Marine Police inspected beaches and seas at the Rang Yai Island and Rang Noi Island in Koh Kaew, and Yamu Bay and Po Bay in Paklok.

In total 26 jet-skis were found with no legal licenses. Jet-ski riders and operators were charged for riding and using illegal jet-skis. They shall be fined up to 10,000 Baht. Those illegal jet-skis are not allowed to be used until they receive legal licenses, added the Phuket Marine Office.

Officers also inspected ‘Jet Cars’ at the Yamu Bay after they received complaints that ‘Jet Cars’ were being used. However officers did not find any Jet Cars being used at the bay but only parked inside a shipyard. The Jet Cars operator, who wasn’t identified by the Marine Office, was informed to register their Jet Cars properly before any operation.

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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.