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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Ferry sinks in Thailand BREAKING NEWS - 08/042015

KRABI: A fire broke out on the ferry Ao Nang Princess 5 this afternoon (April 8), about two kilometres from Nopparatthara Beach in Ao Nang.

Krabi-ferry


Almost all the 107 passengers are reported to have been rescued by nearby boats and the Marine police. There were two exceptions – one person dead and a 12-year-old girl who is missing.
Divers are now looking to see if they can find the girl.

The fire broke out at 3:30 pm in the ferry, which belongs to Ao Nang Travel Tour Co.
Carrying 117 passengers – 107 adults and 10 children – the ferry reportedly left Koh Phi Phi and was heading for Nopparatthara Beach near Ao Nang when the fire broke out near Koh Met.

Krabi Marine Police, Krabi Marine Office, Nopparathara Park officers and 10 fishing and speed boats rushed to the scene and rescued passengers, taking them to Ao Nang, where rescue workers were waiting to ferry anyone injured to hospital.

In the event, none of those who were brought ashore were injured.

The skipper of the ferry, Capt Wirat, said there was an explosion in the engine room, after which he told passengers to put on life jackets. Other boats were on the scene fast, he said, and passengers were able to step from the burning ferry onto the other boats.

The fire burned the ferry to the waterline, after which it sank.

Officials are still checking the passenger lists to identify the missing girl and the dead person.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Island Hopping Koh Phi Phi - The perfect island?

Koh Phi-Phi - Beautiful Thai Islands

Island Hopping - Is Koh Phi Phi A Good Thai Island to Visit?

Koh Phi Phi - After spending 3 nights in Krabi, I moved on. Time to visit a real jewel of an island in Thailand. Koh Phi Phi is probably one of the smallest 'tourist' islands in the South. This was also the first experience I had of Island Hopping on my travels, taking short distance ferries from island to island.

From here you can go out on boat trips across to other islands, you can sunbathe, get drunk and drink buckets.

Island-Hopping-Thailand

From Krabi, it takes around 4 hours by ferry, just don't drop your ticket in the sea like I did! The views of the other islands from the boat are stunning. Most of them shoot straight up into lime-scale cliffs (i think) and just a few have a beach.


Ferry To Koh Phi Phi Island


When arriving in Koh Phi Phi, you have to pay a small fee, at the port, of 20 baht. Apparently this goes towards cleaning the island - after spending 8 days there, I've come to the conclusion it goes to some mafia family's back pocket. The island is very small and very busy, so it can be frustrating getting around. There's no taxi's or Tuk - Tuks on the island which is a gift in itself, no pollution.

Around the island are Tsunami evacuation points in case of an emergency. Because of how small Phi Phi is, it really brings home what the Thai people and holidaymakers would of experienced during the boxing day disaster. But on the upside the Thai people are as happy as ever and getting on with life - although it was quite a while ago now, everything been built back up and i've so far seen barely any evidence of a natural disaster.


Snorkeling On Phi Phi 


I decided to go on a snorkeling trip on Koh Phi Phi, which was a nice cheap day out. We visited monkey beach, literally where the monkeys hang out, so inventively named. They snatch and grab as much as they can from tourists, clever little bastards, I left my things on the boat, so they got nothing from me Monkey 0 - Liam 1.

After that the boat took us to a viking cave, which was a load of crap, it was a cave and on the outside, lots of bamboo put together, to make it look a little historic. Everyone else was taking photos, I was laughing at these gullible tourists.


Maya Bay Leonardo DiCaprio's Blockbuster Movie Was Filmed Here


Then to Maya Bay, which is where they filmed, The Beach starring Leonardo D Caprio. Wonderful white sandy beach, only thing was that the water was very shallow, it basically felt like a glorified bath. The island itself was quiet, and peaceful.

We also did some snorkeling which was fun, apart from I can't use the mouth piece of a snorkel. So I was pretty much goggle-ing my way around the fish. I learnt colorful fish are nice in clear water. I did keep an eye out for sharks!

All in all this is a cheap nice little excursion, remember take tonnes of water it gets hot sitting in a boat. The boat was some kind of long boat, i don't know what they call them.

Having Fun And Relaxing


Finally the party scene here is ace, there's a few nice bars and there's an awesome beach bar which everyone ends up at. To save money I bought buckets (a bottle of whisky or vodka, mixed with Thai Red Bull and Coke) from street vendors for 150 baht. They cost 400baht or so in the bar, I then snook into the party via the beach entrance.

Met some great people here, in my hostel, 24 mixed dorm, some of them were ill, some of them were working there, and there were rabbits in a cage outside. Great place Flower Bungalows, check it out if you ever visit. I ended up staying for 8 days.

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