Russian vacationers fined 20,000 baht for jet skiing in Krabi, Thailand

Two Russian tourists had been fined 20,000 baht for jet snowboarding in Krabi province, in southern Thailand, where the watersport is prohibited based on the province’s environmental safety measures.
Jet skis and all different kinds of motorised water sports activities are banned in Krabi province to protect the environment, but two Russian tourists say there weren’t aware of the rule.
Yesterday, boat operators took photographs of two international tourists jet skiing close to Hong Island off the coast of Krabi.
This morning, Krabi Harbour officials went to Laem Pong Bay in Nong Thale subdistrict to search out two jet skis within the sea.
A 47 12 months old Russian man told the officers that it was he and his spouse using the jet skis yesterday. He said they drove to Krabi from Pattaya, towing the two jet skis behind their car.
He mentioned neither he nor his spouse knew that jet skiing was against Krabi province’s rules.
The harbour officials confirmed that each jet skis are registered in Pattaya as the Russian vacationer said.
The officials took the Russian man to Krabi Provincial Harbour Office, the place they fined him 10,000 baht per jet ski for violating Krabi province’s Environmental Control Act.
The officials also contacted the “relevant agencies” about taking additional authorized motion.
In the tourists’ defence, Thailand’s jet skiing rules are confusing. In Pattaya, it’s allowed. In Phuket, it’s allowed on some beaches – Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala, and Bang Tao and not others, e.g., Surin Beach.
However, Insane with jet snowboarding after listening to jet ski scam tales.
It is typical for tourists to hire jet skis only to be told upon returning them that the jet skis are broken. On Bang Tao seashore, one jet ski operator allegedly requested two Chinese tourists for 200,000 baht for “repairs.”

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