Tour boats caught dropping anchors on Phi Phi Island coral reef

PUBLISHED ON TUE, SEP 12, 2017 12:24 AM

Tour boats caught dropping anchors on Phi Phi Island coral reef

Shela Riva

 

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PHUKET:-- The national park chief responsible for Phi Phi Island has ordered officials to investigate footage showing tour boats dropping their anchors onto a coral reef off Laem Thong Beach, on the northern east coast of the island.

 

“I have asked officials to investigate the boats shown in the video and track down those responsible. Thank you for sending us this evidence,” Worapot Lomlim, Chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, told The Phuket News today (Sept 11).

 

The seven-minute clip, supplied to The Phuket News, shows several speedboats dropping their anchors onto coral reef from within the water near the boats. Some parts of the clip shows groups of tourists snorkelling beside the boats, and shows sections of badly damaged coral.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/tour-boats-caught-dropping-anchors-on-phi-phi-island-coral-reefs-63831.php#dygzipJ5yAly9C7Z.97

 
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