On 11th & 12th July 2012 at Phuket Boat Lagoon Resort, 60 participants attended the 2nd Crews Training Seminar. Mr. Tri Akaradecha-Phuket’s Governor acted as chairperson, together with Director of Phuket Marine Department – Mr.Phuripat Theerakulpisuth and Mrs.Punyawee Thongsirisreat of Phuket PR Department.
Mr.Phuripat said it is planning to make Phuket a world-class tourist sea center and has a project to establish security standards for international marine travel, and also to reduce the number of accidents in the Andaman Sea.
The seminar was set up using 240,000 baht of Phuket’s 2012 budget and its objectives were to enhance knowledge and skills regarding crew control; cruise equipment and marine transport law. It was also so participants could improve their service knowledge and be trained in first aid. It is hoped that seminars such as these will build the confidence of tourists who visit Phuket and other provinces in the Andaman coast.