An emergency response drill was held on March 13 which included the Royal Thai Navy, Marine Coastal Department and Pattaya medical and rescue personnel who all responded to a mock fire aboard the Pattaya to Hua Hin ferry.
Also taking part in the drill which took place in Pattaya Bay was the Marine Safety Control Center, foundation medics from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation and paramedics from the Pattaya Hospital.
The drill simulated a fire onboard the Royal Passenger Liner 3 which for the purpose of the exercise had 65 people onboard at the time and went down following the fire injuring 15 of the passengers, 5 of who were in a serious condition in an effort to assess how authorities would respond to the situation.
The drill was stated when the vessel reported its mock situation to local authorities over the radio who dispatched two teams of medical personnel from Koh Larn who took passengers to Bali Hai.
The Director of the Marine Department Eakaraj Kantaro stated that drills such as this are necessary as roughly 10,000 people travel too and from Pattaya each day on various sized vessels.
His said the ferry being a high-profile attraction for the city receives special attention, officials held a similar drill back in June to test the authority’s response to an emergency situation.
Source : Pattayamail
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