Long-tail boats with roofs pulled after several capsized

After two deaths and lots of accidents thus far this 12 months, about 80 long-tail boats in Krabi that had been modified by adding roofs are being known as in. The Krabi Marine Office made the announcement after three long-tail boats capsized within the last two months.
The roofs make the boats less stable in stronger winds. They also make the small boats heavier which could have triggered the capsizing incidents. The director of the Krabi Marine Office defined the scenario to The Phuket Express.
There are about eighty long-tail boats in Krabi which were modified with these roofs. They are all being referred to as to be re-tested for safety with the Krabi Marine Office. Mold wants to make sure of security before the inflow of vacationers that’s assured for the Songkran Festival in April.
Most just lately, on February 5, 9 Swedish tourists survived after a long-tailed boat capsized in Krabi. The tourists have been taking pictures on one facet of the boat. This tilted the boat which started taking up water after which lastly sunk. All passengers had been wearing life jackets and were rescued by the authorities.
On January 25, a Malaysian mother and her six-year-old daughter weren’t as lucky. They died after a long-tail boat capsized in Krabi. The boat’s captain reported that strong waves hit the boat and brought on it to capsize near the Hang Nak Cape in Ao Nang.
All four occupants of the boat had been left floating in the sea, but a neighborhood fishing boat rescued them. Unfortunately, the Malaysian girl and her daughter were already unconscious after they were rescued, they usually have been later pronounced useless on the hospital.
On January 7, two international tourists and a ship captain have been rescued after a long-tail boat capsized with a similar story to the others. Strong waves hit the boat earlier than water leaked into the ship, causing it to sink. The boat capsized between Hong Island and Hang Nak Cape, and rescue teams arrived to find the boat being towed and rescued by two different tour boats. The boat captain and the 2 overseas vacationers have been safely rescued to land..

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