Thai Army calls for safer Phuket parasail equipment

PUBLISHED ON TUE, JUL 18, 2017 5:39 AM

Thai Army calls for safer Phuket parasail equipment

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Maj Prasert Saythongtae, Chief of Special Warfare at Sichon Camp, Royal Army Region 4 in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, holds up a clip he says must be used by Phuket parasail operators for safety. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

PHUKET: -- Parasail operators at Kata and Karon beaches will continue their self-imposed ban until they have cleared a full safety review and training, while officials have ordered all parasail operators to use “lockable clips” to hold people in the harnesses while up to 100 metres in the air.

 

The news came at the Karon Municipality Office today (July 17), where parasail operators began their mandatory safety review and training as ordered by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong on Friday (July 14).

 

The safety review was ordered in after death of 70-year-old Australian tourist Roger Hussey in a fall at Kata Beach last Wednesday (July 12) made international headlines.

 

Full story; http://www.thephuketnews.com/thai-army-calls-for-safer-phuket-parasail-equipment-63059.php

 
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