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    UPDATE Phuket Dive Boat 'Crashed into Yacht, Knocking Crewman Into the Sea'

    PHUKET: Two Danish tourists say that one of them was hurled into the sea while the other jumped onto a dive boat as it crashed into a yacht off Phuket last night.

    The Danish tourist who jumped onto the dive boat found himself the centre of attention of picture-snapping tourist-divers on the live-aboard vessel.

    The other young Dane, knocked into the water, managed to clamber safely onto the yacht's dinghy. The book he had been reading remained in his hand, he said.

    The unusual incident was resolved without loss of life or injury when the dive boat returned the Danish tourist.

    He jumped into the water near the yacht just before the dive boat crashed into the yacht a second time, according to those still on the yacht.

    The captain of the yacht, Starship, American merchant mariner Gary Gilbert, a Phuket resident, is not pleased and aims to take the matter further.

    Marine Police and local police, with media, greeted the 36-foot yacht when it returned to Boat Lagoon in Phuket City today to be hoisted ashore for repairs.

    Police are also likely to greet the dive boat whenever it returns to shore. Liveaboard excursions usually last for three or four days.

    More here: UPDATE Phuket Dive Boat 'Crashed into Yacht, Knocking Crewman Into the Sea' - Phuket Wan

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    Mr Gilbert told Phuketwan today at Boat Lagoon: ''I want the man who was driving that boat to be arrested and charged with assault.

    ''I had right of way. All he had to do was slow down or make a turn.''

    He said that as Starship was a sailing vessel without an engine, the liveaboard had to give way to the yacht but did not.

    ''He hit me a second time because he wanted to get the crew member [from our yacht] back on board.'' Mr Gilbert said soon after inspecting the damage to his hoisted yacht.
    Although the article doesn't state the dive boat driver's nationality, it seems that a Thai boat operator was asserting his 'manliness' by refusing to give the sailing yacht a break. In his exuberance of demonstrating his prowess, the idiot even ran into the yacht a second time. A great demonstration of Thainess.

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    And yet posters here still complain when the Thai male is referred to as an imbecilic, egocentric, spoilt, ignorant, brain dead chickenheaded moronic scrote.

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    The dive boat people wanted me to swim back to the yacht but i was too shocked. I refused to jump into the water. Then they turned back and asked me again to jump but i said no and a Thai man pushed me into the water. I had to swim back to the yacht. I was totally shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    And yet posters here still complain when the Thai male is referred to as an imbecilic, egocentric, spoilt, ignorant, brain dead chickenheaded moronic scrote.
    Only because you left out useless and dangerous.

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    Maybe the yacht was sailing and the pilot thought as in most places "Steam gives way to sail" which of course, as the dive boat capt has never had any real lesson on navigation, he would not care about.

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