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Post by centermid7 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:21 pm

Bristolian wrote:
I'm impressed that they are taking high seas and passenger safety seriously.
Then I would say you are very easy to impress.

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Post by Nereus » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:15 pm

A bit more about the ferry and its escort.
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http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -hin-ferry

The navy has assigned the frigate HTMS Kraburi to protect the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry, which made its first trip on Thursday after rough seas delayed the unofficial launch on Jan 1.

The frigate was already deployed in the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand, a statement by the navy said. It was assigned work with the Marine Department to ensure maritime security, especially for the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service.

And this: The ferry company has bought three 38-metre long ferries from China, each capable of carrying 339 passengers. Each ferry has 286 seats on the first deck, with 44 business class seats on the upper deck and two VIP rooms. Prices for the upper deck have not been announced. There is a crew of eight. The ferries can travel at up to 27 knots, according to the company.
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Post by Bristolian » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:36 am

centermid7 wrote:
Bristolian wrote:
I'm impressed that they are taking high seas and passenger safety seriously.
Then I would say you are very easy to impress.
Actually I'm not easy to impress but neither am I negative about every aspect of life in Thailand.
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Post by Gus » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:07 am

2 VIP rooms; Thailand? The mind boggles. :)

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Post by Deep Blue » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:56 am

An expert's advice; stay on the top deck in case it capsizes, be a (strong) swimmer without heart problems, check the weather and wind before going, there and back, and lastly it helps to be a fat Brit, they float better.

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Post by Don East Stand » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:38 am

I'm sure some of you good people can help me out on this one. I have read that the distance from Pattaya to Hua Hin is 113 kilometres, which I believe equates to just over 61 nautical miles.

The new ferry boats can travel at up to 27 knots ........

So here's the question, how can it be that the journey will take 1.4 hours, as quoted earlier in the thread?

Even if the ferry could travel at 27 knots from the moment it sets sail until it docks at the other side, that would still take over 2.25 hours to cover the 61 nautical miles.

Am I missing a trick somewhere?

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Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 am

Don East Stand wrote:I'm sure some of you good people can help me out on this one. I have read that the distance from Pattaya to Hua Hin is 113 kilometres, which I believe equates to just over 61 nautical miles.

The new ferry boats can travel at up to 27 knots ........

So here's the question, how can it be that the journey will take 1.4 hours, as quoted earlier in the thread?

Even if the ferry could travel at 27 knots from the moment it sets sail until it docks at the other side, that would still take over 2.25 hours to cover the 61 nautical miles.

Am I missing a trick somewhere?

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Post by prcscct » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:37 pm

Now there's a reason for the navy to have subs, to protect the ferry, or to ping on it to calibrate their range finders. :shock: :mrgreen: Here's a chance for an enterprising IT designer to come out with a new video game. :laugh:
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Post by migrant » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:05 pm

prcscct wrote: Here's a chance for an enterprising IT designer to come out with a new video game. :laugh:
Blow up the ferry?? :cheers:
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Post by bsdk1960 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:11 pm

must be the first company who are taking passenger safety seriously her in la la land,lets see for how long when money has to be made.

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Post by StevePIraq » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Actually Lomprayah ferry to Kao Tao take safety seriously with the catamaran ferry service. I was on it last year in a pretty bad storm, really the ferry should not have left the island. The cat was pounded by waves and had to turn head on into them to avoid flipping, this meant the bow was diving under the tops pf the waves. The doors to the passenger compartment were closed and they have a wheel for tightening them, one attendant was on each door continually nipping it a bit tighter and the wheel was tied up with a rope. The water was pouring in around the doors, the attendant did an excellent job in mopping up the water to ensure no passengers slipped while carrying their beer back to their seats.
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Post by HHTel » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:09 pm

Read the article regarding the trip yesterday. Pattaya to HH took 2.5 hours while being shadowed by a navy frigate. The pic of it docking in HH looks like Takieb although the article said it docked at the fishing pier.

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Post by Big Boy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:33 pm

It is using the pier at Takiab until at least the grand opening on the 12th.
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Post by Homer » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:22 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Actually Lomprayah ferry to Kao Tao take safety seriously with the catamaran ferry service. ... one attendant was on each door continually nipping it a bit tighter and the wheel was tied up with a rope. The water was pouring in around the doors, ...
IMHO taking safety seriously would mean buying ocean going boats with exterior doors that don't leak.

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Post by bsdk1960 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Actually Lomprayah ferry to Kao Tao take safety seriously with the catamaran ferry service. I was on it last year in a pretty bad storm, really the ferry should not have left the island. The cat was pounded by waves and had to turn head on into them to avoid flipping, this meant the bow was diving under the tops pf the waves. The doors to the passenger compartment were closed and they have a wheel for tightening them, one attendant was on each door continually nipping it a bit tighter and the wheel was tied up with a rope. The water was pouring in around the doors, the attendant did an excellent job in mopping up the water to ensure no passengers slipped while carrying their beer back to their seats.
Im confused about what you mean with this.
You say: Lomprayah ferry to Kao Tao take safety seriously. and then you say: really the ferry should not have left the island.
Thats doesnt sound like take safety serius to me or do I read it wrong.

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