Thai crash boats had no licenses

Eleven Norwegians injured as two boats collide
Two small tour boats have collided in Thailand, one of them carrying 11 Norwegians and four Belgians, the other carrying Chinese tourists. Several people were hospitalised with serious injuries while others had minor injuries.
The boats crashed in the Andaman Sea between Khao Pingkan and Koh Thaloo, in the Ao Phang-nga national park on Monday afternoon.
The Wararat boat with the western tourists capsized and its passengers and crew were thrown into the sea. The national park’s speedboats rushed to rescue them.
An investigation showed that neither of the two boats in the collision had operating licenses. The national park fined them 500 baht (€13) each. Police are filing separate charges.
It is the latest in a string of similar incidents, marring Thailand’s image as a tourist paradise. In May 2016, three foreign tourists died after a speedboat capsized off Koh Samui. Two weeks later, more than 20 tourists were injured and two killed when two speedboats crashed near Phuket.
Thai PBS / TTG Nordic


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