Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

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Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:40 pm

Another one! Low season and these boat operators use less common sense than usual when trying to make money. :roll: This is a Breaking News short report. I'm sure more detail later....................

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... s/30322819

Six people are missing after a small diving boat capsized in Ao Nang, Krabi province, on Friday afternoon due to strong winds and waves.

The boat, named Profun Divers, carried 12 passengers – two Thais and 10 foreigners – heading for a diving trip at the Viking cave in Nopparat Thara-Phi Phi Beach. The incident took place at around 3.30pm. As of 4pm, six people were rescued and six were still unaccounted for.
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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by Spitfire » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:55 pm

Safety first as always! These island dive operations are a little yee-haa tbh...along with many other operations in tourist areas, including even hotels.

When you go to these places and operations it's often a case of......
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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:09 pm

Yes, and it really isn't the tourist's responsibility to check sea conditions, weather reports and the boat's engine oil level. They rely upon the operators to take care of these things and decide safe or not safe, and that's the way it should be everywhere, even here. Honestly, if TAT wants to do a great service for visitors coming here, they should tell them they need to be more vigilant with EVERYTHING. Phi Phi island hilltops will have glaciers on them before that happens though. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:58 pm

***** UPDATE******

All passengers were rescued after a small diving boat capsized in Ao Nang, in Krabi province, on Friday afternoon due to strong winds and waves.

The boat, named Profun Divers, carried 12 passengers – two Thais and 10 foreigners – and was heading for a diving trip to the Viking cave in Nopparat Thara-Phi Phi Beach. The incident took place at around 3.30pm.

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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:11 pm

Not a small boat and not a large boat, but the seas must have been unusual for it to have the problems it apparently had. Their website (below) only has a photo of this one boat and they talk in the singular concerning boats, so this must be it. They present themselves quite professionally in comparison to some other companies we've read about. Perhaps just bad luck on the day. Pete :cheers:

http://en.profundivers.com/?page_id=2160


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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:24 pm

Are these boats flat bottomed? If so they should not be out in any kind of wind/chop.

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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:25 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Are these boats flat bottomed? If so they should not be out in any kind of wind/chop.
I can't tell from the photo and don't know enough about boats to guess. I'm sure someone will come along who knows boat types here. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by Nereus » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:02 pm

It has a very wide beam compared to its length. But it also has a very low transom and could very easily take on a big following wave which could easily flood the hull. May be flat bottomed, or shallow draft. Also a high cabin area which is prone to catching the wind.
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Re: Six missing as diving boat capsizes in Krabi

Post by RCer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:50 am

prcscct wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:58 pm
***** UPDATE******

All passengers were rescued after a small diving boat capsized in Ao Nang, in Krabi province, on Friday afternoon due to strong winds and waves.

The boat, named Profun Divers, carried 12 passengers – two Thais and 10 foreigners – and was heading for a diving trip to the Viking cave in Nopparat Thara-Phi Phi Beach. The incident took place at around 3.30pm.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... s/30322847
I'm glad all were rescued.

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