Swiss tourist fined in Phuket for encroaching a National Park protected zone

PUBLISHED ON THU, DEC 7, 2017 2:15 PM

Swiss tourist fined in Phuket for encroaching a National Park protected zone

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The two tourists had driven the jet-ski from Naka Island to Hong Island at some point encroaching on a protected zone. Photo: Ao Phang Nga National Park

 

PHUKET: A Swiss tourist was fined yesterday (Dec 6) for encroaching on a National Park protected zone after he drove a jet-ski from Naka Island to Ao Phang Nga National Park.

 

An official from Ao Phang Nga National Park, who declined to be named, said, “We saw that the tourist was driving a jet-ski in a protected area close to Hong Island off Phang Nga National Park at 4:20pm yesterday so we had to call him and ask him to stop.

 

“There were two men on the jet-ski, both from Switzerland, but the driver was Sandre Diener, 45. He drove the jet-ski from Naka Island to Hong Island, which is about 10 kilometres,” the official said.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/swiss-tourist-fined-in-phuket-for-encroaching-a-national-park-protected-zone-65006.php

 
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