Thai Marine Officials Warn of Poisonous Jellyfish at Racha Island in Phuket


The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has warned swimmers of blue bottle jellyfish around the Racha Yai Island in Rawai, Mueang Phuket.

The DMCR told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (June 25th) that they were notified from a boat operator on the island that a staffer and two divers had both been injured by blue bottle jellyfish.

The DMCR noted that people should not touch jellyfish. If a swimmer has been stung, seawater and vinegar, if available, can be used to wash the affected skin and remove its tentacles. After that, one should use some hot water to cover the affected area for 20 minutes to relieve the pain.

Swimmers afraid of the potential of being stung should avoid entering the water at beaches with known jellyfish populations. Swimmers should also be aware of warning flags on beaches and listen to lifeguards instructions.

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 five 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.