Pattaya watersports businesses have been told to increase safety measures after the tragic death of a 71-year-old in Phuket who died after falling from a parasail.
Both Pattaya police and tourist police attended a meeting with representatives of 16 companies that run parasailing and sea-walking activities on July 14th just one day after the governor of Chonburi asked all watersports operators to re-inspect safety equipment and to follow all safety procedures.
The meeting lasted over two hours where the officers quizzed the operators about safety practices and suggested ways to solve potential problems to prevent any damage to Pattaya’s tourism.
One main problem that was pointed out by Pol Col Sarawuth Tankul from the tourist police division who attended the meeting is that insuring participant is difficult as Thai insurance providers need names and personal details before people get into the water.
They also warned operators to carefully check all customers for any health issue that could put them in any danger during the activity.
Officers themselves then went up on parasails to check first-hand the safety measures taken by the companies.
Chonburi Governor, Palarathorn Thienchai released a statement saying all tourists should feel safe when going to the beach or in the water.
Source : Pattayamail
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