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After the recent ferry sinking in Pattaya a Russian boy who was initially rescued and being cared for in hospital dies, taking the death toll for the incident to 7 people. The Russian boys mother was very distraught and complained that the safety system on the ferry was appalling and it should never of been allowed to be in service .

PATTAYA – For the incident on November 3, 2013 there was an accident involving a passengers ferry of Koh Larn Travel Co., Ltd address, Moo 7 Tambon Na Kleua, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province) which sank approximately 1 mile off Nuan beach Koh Larn Island causing 200 people to be rescued and 6 to lose their lives. All the stranded victims were rescued by anybody with a boat and brought back to shore for treatment. Among the confirmed dead were 3 foreign tourists and 3 Thai tourists there was also 11 people who were severely injured. The news of the incident was broadcast all over the world. 2 days later Ms. Yinglak Shinnawatra (the Prime Minister) and her cabinet went to Pattaya to listen to a report of what happened and ordered the related organizations and officers to address the problems to make sure it doesn’t happen again in the future.

On November 7, 2013 Mr. Tharnthip Meelaksana (the officer of tourism and sports, Chonburi province), Mr. Sakchai Taenghor (sheriff of Amphur Banglamung), Mr. Ronnakit Akasing (Deputy of Lord Mayor of Pattaya) together with the working group went to Samitivate Sriracha hospital, Amphur Sriracha, Chonburi province went to visit Mrs. Sosina Sarcylana, aged 50, to express their condolences due to the death of her son named Efimov Petr, aged 12, who passed away calmly at 10.00 a.m. yesterday (November 7, 2013) due to a swollen brain. Preliminary, the officer team gave the flowers basket and the fund of assisting the victim tourists of Amphur Banglamung 20,000 THB to Mrs. Sosina Sarcylana (the Russian victim tourist).

Mrs. Sosina Sarcylana was distraught after the passing of her beloved son. However she understands that Pattaya city and everyone involved tried their best to help and assist the victims but there are still many things that need to be improved especially the safety of the passenger ferries and the ability of staff members being able to perform first aid, as her son had drowned and it was a long time until he received proper medical treatment to be resuscitated. But due to the length of time he was waiting for medical treatment the lack of oxygen to his brain resulted in him finally passing away in hospital a few days later.

Mr. Tharnthip Meelaksana (the officer of tourism and sports, Chonburi province) revealed that initially, that they would assist the deceased families to the sum of 300,000 THB and 200,000 THB for the injured victims. Also assistance would be given in sending them back to their home countries. The dead Thai tourists there will be a meeting with the related organizations in order to find the way to assist their families.


41.jpgFerry Disaster, – Over 100 Missing, 6-Dead

A Pattaya City passenger ferry has sunk off nearby Koh Larn Island after leaking, so all Thai rescue services are working through the night. There were 150-200 Thai and foreign tourists and with around100-passengers unaccounted for, plus 6-dead, this is the worst shipping disaster to have occurred in Thailand’s biggest tourist city

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