Pattaya City is cleaning up the beaches after several boats were washed ashore and damaged. Some of the boats also reportedly sank.
Multiple speedboats were washed ashore and scattered on Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach by a storm that hit the city last Tuesday, July 12th. The speedboats appeared damaged and filled with sand while some of them reportedly sank and were awaiting to be salvaged as of press time. One catamaran also crashed into a seaside restaurant near South Pattaya Walking Street.
On Wednesday morning on July 13th, Watchara Wachiranuntakul, a speedboat operator, told The Pattaya News reporters that he tried to drive to the beach to retrieve his speedboats that were anchored in the sea last night, but the traffic was so bad that he could not make it in time. Ultimately, Watchara lost an estimation of several hundred thousand baht in damages.
The Pattaya mayor Poramase Ngampiches revealed that there were five boats stuck on the shore and four sunken speedboats in total. He had already ordered the relevant officials to clean the beach and salvage all sunken boats as urgently as possible to facilitate the incoming tourists during this five-day-long weekend