22 Korean Tourists involved in Boating accident off the coast of Pattaya

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Twenty-Two Korean Tourists were involved in a boating accident just off the coast of Pattaya on Friday Afternoon which saw a full emergency response from the Pattaya Authorities. Khun Choosak aged 46, the driver of the boat, operated by the Sor Sea World Company, declared an emergency as he traveled back from Larn Island with the Korean Tourists. He stated that the boat had hit a large wave and was taking on water. Pattaya Sea Rescue Units were scrambled and arrived to find the passengers, consisting of the Korean Tourists, a Thai Tour Guide and the captain of the boat, in the water. Luckily they were all wearing life jackets and were rescued and taken to the Bali Hai Port along with the boat which was towed to the port. The authorities are now checking the boats license to ensure it was not carrying more people than is allowed and statements from the Korean Tourists and Thai Tour Guide were taken to determine what may have caused the problem with the boat. The Captain of the boat was detained by Police pending further investigations. No injuries were reported although some of the Korean Tourists were treated for exposure and taken to Hospital as a precaution. The boat is now under close inspection by Port authorities as they try to determine if this potential boating disaster could have been avoided.



  • jo-macral

    Small boat + many tourists = disaster waiting to happen

  • ray

    That makes a total of 25 on the boat – to many !!!!!!!

  • Wally

    That boat sank….Gangnam style! And it looks like the captain may have swallowed some of that ocean water, Did I say ocean water? I meant a few bottles of whiskey.

  • kim

    all along the Beach engines screaming props not in water,then overloaded and many no lifejackets,see this everyday at beach, what else u expect third world country. wont be the last time!!

  • Jimmy

    Good job it wasn’t owned by the jetski scum. Can you imagine what the ‘compensation’ on this would be?

  • Jake

    An overloaded boat??…..Say it ain’t so.

  • adrian

    The tourists had a very lucky escape.If a wave caused a hole like that there need to be checks on all of these boats.I think a rock is a more likely cause.

  • baresi

    word coming from the pattaya bar stool huggers is,all the korean tourists have been arrested and fined 100k each for inconveniencing a local.

  • kim

    Tiffany best song of the 80s,, i think were alone now!! hit a big wave! the pics show its FLAT CALM!!!!!!!! The big bikes and so called power boats, Death Wish!! only tourist use them not Farang long time patts!

  • BeSmartLive

    Someone was smart enough to ensure plenty of life jackets was available and the passenger actually put them. Korean can be a little stubborn. No injuries! So, overall a good day.

  • BeSmartLive

    Someone was smart enough to ensure plenty of life jackets was available and the passenger actually put them on. Korean people can be a little stubborn. No injuries! So, overall a good day.

  • WingChow

    Overloaded