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Old 24-01-2013, 21:42   #1
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NZ sailor dies in Phuket

I don't know anymore than what's it says. Sad!

Wild Phuket Storm Kills New Zealand Sailor - Phuket Wan
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Re: NZ sailor dies in Phuket

Well your right Doodles, what it says is really sad.
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Re: NZ sailor dies in Phuket

More info here, e.g. name and name of boat. Sounds like a retired cruiser on a cat. Anybody know of him?

Phuket NEWS: New Zealand expat sailor drowns in Phuket boating misPhuket NEWS:
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A sad tale... condolences to his family
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Re: NZ sailor dies in Phuket

That truly is unfortunate and heartfelt condolences to the family as well.

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Last month local media reported that new moorings installed at Chalong were causing problems, with mooring lines breaking and setting boats adrift.

Earlier reports said the broken lines have sent the yachts and other vessels to smash against their neighbours in the bay.

One skipper reported four incidents on December 22 alone.

But despite the carnage, Phuket Marine Chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut says the moorings are safe.

"We checked them before we made them available to the boat owners to use," he said.

Phuripat believed that the fraying lines may belong to moorings set and rented out illegally by local people.

Local yachties also said that the lines were strong enough.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/82...lled-in-Phuket
Second photo on the Phuket wan site is interesting as anyone who follows the Thai media knows that the finger pointing is commonplace and is always directed at a guilty party.
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