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    ประเทศไทยเพื่อน Founding Member Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Arliss Michaels's Avatar
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    Boat Crash Phi Phi - 3 lost

    Just reported a Speed Boat & Fishing boat collide near Phi Phi - 3 of 40 missing


    The Phuket News
    BREAKING: Phi Phi - Phuket speedboat rams fishing boat off Koh Yao, three of 40 passengers lost at sea

    PHUKET: At least three passengers are still unaccounted for following a collision earlier this evening between a tourist-packed speed boat and a Thai fishing boat about 4-5 nautical miles from the Koh Yao islands.

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    Oh that's not good at all...Was this in day light?
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    Not sure Wabbs, but the last time we went to Phi Phi and back the sun had pretty well set by the time we had returned to Phuket Wharf
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    Most of those speed boats have no running light.....have sat out at Pattaya lighthouse at night and watched the speed boats coming back from koh Lan no running lights to be seen...I wondered how they do not have more accidence and why would you get on one at night as there are quite a few boats running about no lights! In the dark!
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    Looking at this photo from Phuket News, it looks as though has happened in reasonable light



    The Phuket News understands that the collision was between a speedboat owned by Seastar company, Vita 2 – full of some 40 tourists and on the return leg to Phuket from Koh Phi Phi – and a Thai fishing boat, Ouan Laak (อวนลาก). The passengers were being rescued by Thai Navy personell and emergency supporting rescue crews, with some arriving to Rassada Pier at 6pm.

    The Phuket News also understands that rescued passengers are all being brought back to Rassada Pier.

    The Phuket News will update this page as more details become available.

    UPDATE: Of the total 46 passengers affected, 37 are a mix of Chinese, Europe and Korean tourists, four are Thai boat crew / skippers, two are tour guides, one is a photographer and the two tourists who are still missing are thought to be Koreans.

    UPDATE (7pm): Police have yet to confirm the number of dead.

    UPDATE (7pm): Reports surfacing that the collision happened at 4pm, but rescue teams weren't notified until 5pm. -
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    Oh still no good as we know how Chinese swim...
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    Does anyone know what happened? What's the sea like this time of year? I know November is a few weeks away but isn't it still quite rough at the moment?

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