Jet-skis not allowed on Phuket beaches

Jet-skis not allowed on Phuket beaches or to park on the sands at any Phuket beaches, Royal Thai Navy 3 Commander Vice Admiral Saiyan Prasongsomret said yesterday. ”Jet-skis may park on private land for the purposes of renting, but not on public land,” he said. It is believed the same ruling would also apply to parasail speedboats, which have crews organising takeoffs and landings on Phuket’s beaches, especially at Patong.

The declaration was made at the Royal Thai Navy 3 base at Cape Panwa by the vice admiral, accompanied by Vice Governor Jamleran Tipayapongtadav and Phuket Police Commander Major General Pachara Boonyasit. Vice Governor Jamleran said it was not an option that sunbeds and umbrella vendors would be allowed to return. The conditions also applied to jet-skis, he said. Major General Pachara added that it was his intention to clear all illegal taxis from Phuket.