UPDATE: Phuket Immigration Visits Foreign Tourists Injured From Boat Crash at Hospitals, Offers Visa Aid

Phuket –

Phuket Immigration visited foreign tourists who have been injured from a recent tour boat crash and offered visa extension assistance.

Our previous stories:

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Wednesday (May 17th) near Chalong Pier with many injuries. More than a dozen ambulances from the nearby area arrived at the Chalong Pier.

In total, 35 people have been injured which included Russians, Ukrainian, Kazakhstani, Hong Kong nationals, Chinese, and Thais after a tour boat crashed into a pillar in Chalong, Phuket.

A boat captain has been charged with reckless behavior causing injuries after 35 people including foreign tourists were injured after a tour boat crashed into a pillar in Chalong, Phuket.

Now for the update:

Major Tanannat Srisuwan of the Phuket Immigration told the Phuket Express that thirty-two foreign tourists comprised of 21 Russians, 1 Ukrainian, 8 Kazakhstani, 1 Hong Kong and 1 Chinese national have been treated at various hospitals in Phuket.

On Friday (May 19th) they visited the foreign tourists at various hospitals. Hospital staffers have been informed that if any foreign tourists from this accident had to stay at hospitals, Phuket Immigration can provide visa extension services for them if they needed.

Phuket Immigration officers also expressed their sympathy for the plight of the tourists and wished for them to get well soon.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.