Phuket Tourist Speedboat Sinks

Paramedics on Phuket were last night patching and processing dozens of injured tourists, passengers on a speedboat that crashed into another boat. Officials have confirmed that two Koreans, a man, and a woman, are missing, presumed drowned. The speedboat has now sunk.

Phuket City police are holding the speedboat captain and will transfer him to police in the neighboring province of Krabi because the collision occurred in Krabi waters. It’s not known at this stage precisely what happened and how the two Korean tourists came to be missing.

The Royal Thai Navy has joined Marine Police and Krabi Rescue Centre vessels in the search for the missing tourists.

Speedboat captains and crew on Phuket have often been criticised as “cowboys.” 

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