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Region 8 chief Lieutenant General Santi Jansut walks Bangla tonight

Phuket Police on Sea and Land Step Up Tourism Safety to Greet 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011
PHUKET: Daylight special patrols are to be mounted at sea by Marine Police as officers on water and land met today to maintain and improve safety for Phuket residents and tourists.

The sea patrol is to enforce regulations on the wearing of lifejackets and maximum-capacity numbers on vessels ferrying people from Phuket to Phi Phi, Lanta and other popular destinations.

Marine Police officers and the head of Marine Office Region 5, Wichai Kamwong, together with Phuket Marine Office Region 5 chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut looked over ferries at Phuket's Rassada pier today.

On land, representatives from the Marine Police and the Tourist Police joined the superintendents of Phuket's eight police stations and the new Phuket Police Commander, Major General Chonsit Wadhnawarangkun, in talks at Phuket Police Headquarters with Region 8 Commanding Officer Lieutenant General Santi Jansut.

The lieutenant general, chief of all police in the South, told his Phuket officers that in many ways, Phuket was the most important of the provinces in the region.

This was because there was the need to protect tourists here, as well as the need to ensure that Phuket's prosperous position in terms of supplying revenue to the rest of the country was maintained.

He said that the structure of the force on Phuket was supported by Tourist Police and both local and expat volunteers that made it very efficient.

He added that police were concerned that people had a good time this New Year 2012, but did so safely. ''We want people to celebrate but not to overdo it,'' he said.

Phuket City hospitals reported a stream of calls today.

One involved the need for an ambulance to carry Alessandru Amadon, 27, to Bangkok Hospital Phuket after he was involved in a crash outside Le Meridien Phuket, between Karon and Patong, ay 8.52am.


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It's wonderful to see our fine Boys in Blue protecting the good citizenry of Phuket from harm! I feel more protected going out tonight knowing they are watching over us.

Posted by Rachael on December 31, 2011 22:55


bangla was pretty messy last night!
One guy was knocked out pretty bad, he didn't seem to move after a while, and his arab friends was quite aggressive too
i saw at least 3 other fights on bangla that wasn't that bad but still, i would never let my kids go out at Bangla by night!

Posted by Yngve on January 1, 2012 17:15

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