Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Local Hua Hin and regional Thailand news articles and discussion.
Post Reply
Takiap
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3502
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:55 pm
Location: Bo Fai

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Takiap » Tue May 01, 2018 9:02 am

dundrillin wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Why should the local authority ( and tax payers) foot the bill? The real question should be why is the bill so high? It seems way over the top to me.
Well said. Nearly half a million baht for a few stitches, some bandages and some betadene. Someone's having a laugh.

:cheers:
Don't try to impress me with your manner of dress cos a monkey himself is a monkey no less - cold fact

Takiap
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3502
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:55 pm
Location: Bo Fai

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Takiap » Tue May 01, 2018 9:29 am

buksida wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:08 am
Another tourist has been bitten by a shark in the same Hua Hin area where a Norwegian was attacked two weeks ago.

This time the victim was a South Korean tourist believed to be staying in a condo in the Khao Tao area. They did not apparently seek hospital treatment.

The tourist is believed to have been swimming off the Sai Noi beach by the temple of Wat Tham Khao Tao despite warning signs forbidding swimming. The attack was confirmed by deputy governor of Prajuab Khiri Khan province Pongpan Vichiensamut, though it was not thought to be serious.

Buoys have been put in place but there is as yet no net preventing sharks. The authorities did not want fish to be harmed. Ban Muang reported that a fisherman had landed a 40-50 kilogram bull shark in the area. The authorities are about to ban fishing too.

http://www.banmuang.co.th/news/region/110217

Maybe the tourist did read the signs which say "Do Not Swim Over 20 Meters" and decided to just go and splash around a bit rather than swim.

I must admit, the last two bits which I have put in bold text are like a breath of fresh air. Hopefully fishing in the area will be banned instantly and heavy penalties handed out to those who are caught fishing there.
Don't try to impress me with your manner of dress cos a monkey himself is a monkey no less - cold fact

User avatar
buksida
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 16662
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:25 pm
Location: south of sanity
Contact:

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by buksida » Tue May 01, 2018 9:33 am

Fishing is restricted in a lot of places in the Gulf but as usual nobody enforces it so they carry on regardless.
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S Thompson

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 32136
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Big Boy » Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 am

I had a friend with morbid curiosity, who wanted to see the scene for himself so I took him and his wife there 2 days ago. The signs are not displayed where the swimmers normally congregate - yes, I could see them to the left and right of me, but unless I knew what they were, I could easily have mistaken them as adverts for Somtam. They were not legible from the main swimming area.

The yellow buoys, that are supposedly awaiting the net were in place, and the warning signs were North and South of what some will perceive as a safe swimming area. David Hasselhoff is no longer on patrol.

There were quite a few people shoulder deep in the water, and a couple bobbing around near the boundary of the net.

I guess the authorities must have decided lightning won't strike twice.
Season 2017/18 Plymouth Argyle

Points 68; Position 7

I BELIEVED It's still coming home. Just not quite sure when.

HHTel
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3555
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:44 pm

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by HHTel » Tue May 01, 2018 10:41 am

The attack was confirmed by deputy governor of Prajuab Khiri Khan province
Although I'll keep an open mind, I think there's some doubt whether this was indeed a shark bite. Didn't need treatment! I think the first thing I'd do is at least get the anti-biotics. Maybe this was a 'sucking shark'!

After all, it took a while for the first bite to be confirmed.

User avatar
PeteC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 21485
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by PeteC » Tue May 01, 2018 11:24 am

If the sign in the article is all that's on that beach, the visiting tourist will have no idea why they're saying "No Swimming". Not much of a deterrent. They need something similar to the below which they can copy for free and have made. Pete :cheers:

shark.png
shark.png (5.91 KiB) Viewed 635 times
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Source

User avatar
STEVE G
Hero
Hero
Posts: 12100
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:50 am
Location: HUA HIN/EUROPE

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by STEVE G » Tue May 01, 2018 11:53 am

I must admit, the last two bits which I have put in bold text are like a breath of fresh air. Hopefully fishing in the area will be banned instantly and heavy penalties handed out to those who are caught fishing there.
According to a Bangkok Post article that came out after this attack, fishing is already banned off the temple which was why they thought sharks might be feeding there in the first place.

User avatar
caller
Addict
Addict
Posts: 9042
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:05 pm
Location: Bangkok

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by caller » Tue May 01, 2018 12:35 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:49 am
The article states he moved to Sri Nakharin Hospital at Khon Kaen University because the costs were getting excessive - I guess he's known about insurance not paying out for a while.
Damn, if I'd known that, I could have visited him for a Hua Hin Forum exclusive! From Friday through to yesterday I was there twice a day visiting the other halfs father who is in intensive care (doing well and scheduled to be moved to a general ward tomorrow).
Talk is cheap

RCer
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1090
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:48 pm

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by RCer » Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm

So much for Socialism and nationalized healthcare.

dundrillin
Guru
Guru
Posts: 651
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:06 am
Location: huahin

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by dundrillin » Tue May 01, 2018 5:32 pm

RCer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm
So much for Socialism and nationalized healthcare.
What are you on about?

User avatar
Nereus
Addict
Addict
Posts: 7083
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:01 pm
Location: Hua Hin and Bangkok

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Nereus » Tue May 01, 2018 6:18 pm

Governor denies shark bit South Korean in Hua Hin

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... recent_box

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Provincial authorities have denied reports that a South Korean tourist was bitten by a shark off the same beach where a Norwegian tourist was attacked on April 15.

Prachuap Khiri Khan governor Pallop Singhasenee said on Tuesday that a fact-finding inquiry was promptly launched after reports spread that another tourist had been attacked by a shark while swimming at Sai Noi beach in Hua Hin district.

The inquiry found the South Korean woman had not been bitten by a shark, said the governor. The tourist in fact sustained an ankle injury from a sharp object while swimming at Bo Kaew beach in front of a hotel - for which she received one stitch, said Mr Pallop.

He insisted there had only been a single shark attack this year.

On April 15, Werner Danielsen, a 54-year-old Norwegian national, was bitten by a bull shark while swimming off Sai Noi beach in Hua Hin district. He suffered tendon damage and received 19 stitches.

The governor made his remarks as he led officials from the Hua Hin district office, the Hua Hin municipality, the Region 4 Marine and Coastal Resources Office and a local hospital to Sai Noi beach to get first-hand information about the alleged second shark attack as reported on social media.

Reports like that erode faith among tourists, he said, damaging the popularity of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
The governor said concerned agencies would meet today to discuss measures to help the Norwegian tourist after an insurance firm in his country refused to cover his medical bills at Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital. He had now been moved to Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Khon, the home province of his Thai wife.

Sasithorn Kettia, a public health official at Khao Tao health promotion hospital, said hotel staffers had sent a South Korean woman, 60, for treatment at the hospital on April 19. The woman suffered a wound to her right ankle, said Ms Sasithorn, adding the wound was likely to be caused by a sharp object.

When questioned about how she sustained the injury, the tourist said she was swimming in shallow waters when she felt pain in her foot. The South Korean woman’s wound was not a shark bite, confirmed the public health official.

Phriewpan Khotchaphayuk, manager of Saneh Beach Club hotel at Sai Noi beach, said the hotel has helped authorities warn tourists to take exercise caution while swimming off the beach following the shark attack on the Norwegian tourist. Since then, there have been no additional close encounters with sharks.

He was surprised to hear about the report on social media, he said.
no fishing.jpg
no fishing.jpg (73.42 KiB) Viewed 455 times
May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil know`s you`re dead!

RCer
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1090
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:48 pm

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by RCer » Tue May 01, 2018 6:24 pm

dundrillin wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:32 pm
RCer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm
So much for Socialism and nationalized healthcare.
What are you on about?
His national healthcare has denied his claim.

dundrillin
Guru
Guru
Posts: 651
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:06 am
Location: huahin

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by dundrillin » Tue May 01, 2018 6:58 pm

I don't know all the facts but I thought his private insurance company denied the claim. The Norwegian health service if similar to the UK NHS will only pay for treatment in the home country.(unless they approve treatment abroad in special circumstances e.g. New cancer treatments}

Interestingly when my partner applied for a visa to visit the U.K. She was forced to buy health insurance for the 4 months she was going to visit. I think that was fair enough.

User avatar
STEVE G
Hero
Hero
Posts: 12100
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:50 am
Location: HUA HIN/EUROPE

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by STEVE G » Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 pm

RCer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:24 pm
dundrillin wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:32 pm
RCer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm
So much for Socialism and nationalized healthcare.
What are you on about?
His national healthcare has denied his claim.
National healthcare provides hospitals at home, not insurance for foreign countries.

T.O.M.
Novice
Novice
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by T.O.M. » Tue May 01, 2018 7:34 pm

The Norwegian victim was denied free treatment, because he had overstayed his visa....
Probably meaning that he didn't have a valid travel insurance...
Time for another Go-fund-me campaign?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Vital Spark and 5 guests