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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yep. Faulty brakes or unpredicatable weather.
    Three things strike me from the pics: The sea doesn't look that bad at all. Everyone had life vests on indicating that they were warned that calamity was nigh. How did they still drown with life jackets on?
    The photos are of the day after the storm. There were 5 metre seas, and there must have been a lot of hysterical panic. Unlikely that the vessel crew spoke Chinese, and a complete lack of emergency prepardness. No doubt there were many family groups amongst the dead, having what they thought was a holiday of a sadly short lifetime.

    Also, with a fairly high frequency of incidents in recent years, particularly involving Chinese tourists, lifejackets are worn at all times by passengers on tour boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    The photos are of the day after the storm
    Pretty damn obvious to anyone able to compute the reports, but thanks for the confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    The photos are of the day after the storm. There were 5 metre seas, and there must have been a lot of hysterical panic. Unlikely that the vessel crew spoke Chinese, and a complete lack of emergency prepardness. No doubt there were many family groups amongst the dead, having what they thought was a holiday of a sadly short lifetime.

    Also, with a fairly high frequency of incidents in recent years, particularly involving Chinese tourists, lifejackets are worn at all times by passengers on tour boats.
    Fuck, no shit Sherlock?

    Nice to have someone qualified in stating the bleedin' fuckin' obvious otherwise no cvunt would know, eh?

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    There is a difference between a life jacket and a buoyancy aid. A proper lifejacket will support the head in case the victim loses consciousness. Life jackets tend to be more expensive. I paid c140 each for decent jackets on my boat. These buoyancy aids were obviously useless

    https://www.mby.com/gear/10-best-lif...tested-18906/5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Fuck, no shit Sherlock?

    Nice to have someone qualified in stating the bleedin' fuckin' obvious otherwise no cvunt would know, eh?
    My apologies if my comments stirred your ire SA. I reflected on my times as a Royal Marine and spending countless periods in small boats in adverse weather, my time working offshore as a qualified OIM in emergency situations in various parts of the world, as a qualified coxswain for retrieval of persons in the sea, and not least my ownership of a boat in Phuket and experience of the local waters.

    And your own knowledge of such experiences is what? Sorry, non admission to an establishment through the carrying of sausages doesn't count.

    I do confess to pondering your choice of forum name on occasion, particularly the asylum portion. My conclusion is it's actually 'Seekingasinine', which would be far more appropriate. Next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    there is an ample supply of replacement Chinese suckers
    A very sad statement even from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    My apologies if my comments stirred your ire SA. I reflected on my times as a Royal Marine and spending countless periods in small boats in adverse weather, my time working offshore as a qualified OIM in emergency situations in various parts of the world, as a qualified coxswain for retrieval of persons in the sea, and not least my ownership of a boat in Phuket and experience of the local waters.

    And your own knowledge of such experiences is what? Sorry, non admission to an establishment through the carrying of sausages doesn't count.

    I do confess to pondering your choice of forum name on occasion, particularly the asylum portion. My conclusion is it's actually 'Seekingasinine', which would be far more appropriate. Next.
    Who gives a shit about an ex-squaddie pissing about in tubs.

    I was appalled that you posted pictures of the corpses like some scummy Thai ghoul. But some dickhead sought to delete the post - bum chum of yours?

    Anyway, back on topic, they all died because none of them could swim and panicked when they discovered their flotation aids were fucking useless.

    Chinese are now learning to respect the dangers of a Thai holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    A very sad statement even from you.
    Oh fuck off. 700,000 Syrians dead and you still make smug comments about your fucking Lord.

    Shove it up your arse, you hypocritical twat.

    Plus I'm right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    The owners of boats, having passed responsibility on to some agent or whatever, will make sure that they apologize for hurting the image of Thailand.


    Or they'll make sure the hired help takes the fall for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher View Post
    Idiots to the north
    Fools in the south
    Stuck in the middle with traffic

    This country is a train wreck
    They'll have their usual "crackdown" and it will be forgotten about in a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oh fuck off. 700,000 Syrians dead and you still make smug comments about your fucking Lord.

    Shove it up your arse, you hypocritical twat.

    Plus I'm right.


    Syrian are muslim, right ? So what is the problem ?

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    It was a ripper of a storm.

    Gorgeous blue day on the way to the airport.

    Storm blows in after i clear immigration.

    Flight delayed 5 hours.

    Missed connection to ozstralia.

    Now stuck in KL for a few unplanned days.

    I would actually prefer the stop over but buying the through ticket is cheaper - so turned down the offer of the next flight at the transfer counter in lieu of a 3 day sojourn - every cloud etc.

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    I am increasingly fearful of the outcome

    if water levels rise significantly they need immediate evacuation. This requires a bold decision and a meticulous and disciplined plan of action and execution. Traits that are elusive in Thailand.

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    ...^*cough*...I think you're confusing this local disaster with that other local disaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...^*cough*...I think you're confusing this local disaster with that other local disaster...


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    40 dead including kids, but seems like very little international media interest, 13 in a cave is much more 'entertaining'

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    ...40 nameless Chinese dead=micro-drop in a continental bucket...a number of Chinese die holidaying in Thailand every year. There's plenty more where they came from willing to pay for the same experience...

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    I'm just wondering. Do they look at things like er say weather forecasts? What was the forecast for that day and was the boat seaworthy for that type of weather? Normally a boat capable of carrying 39 passengers would be would be around at least 18 metre (50 foot). Will be interesting to see if the boat was overloaded or fit for purpose. Although not so for the poor souls and their families who are most likely the victims of incompetence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...^*cough*...I think you're confusing this local disaster with that other local disaster...
    You could be excused, and all that. A multitude of cluster-fuckery on any given day. The daily staple of road carnage (50-60 people / day) notwithstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...40 nameless Chinese dead=micro-drop in a continental bucket...a number of Chinese die holidaying in Thailand every year. There's plenty more where they came from willing to pay for the same experience...
    If it was 40 million it would still not make a difference to their population. But we shouldn't say these tings.

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    There's probably cities of 20 million we have never heard of?

    As for life jackets? Badly designed? They should keep the wearer mostly on their backs and/or vertical not face-down in the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Everyone had life vests on indicating that they were warned that calamity was nigh. How did they still drown with life jackets on?
    None of them have "life jackets" on, they have PFD (personal flotation device) life jackets are self righting, meaning they put you on your back, PFD will leave you face down in the water!
    With either of these you need some training to use correctly, they need to be on secure, strapped on to where it hurts, else they will ride up in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    A very sad statement even from you.
    But true hahahaha...

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    ^^ yeah, when reading his posts, I often wonder if he is special needs or borderline retarded.


    Any update on the death toll?

    Thanks again for the info etc. PAG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^^ yeah, when reading his posts, I often wonder if he is special needs or borderline retarded.


    Any update on the death toll?

    Thanks again for the info etc. PAG.
    Right now, confirmed 33 dead, 23 still missing.

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