The Phuket provincial marine office has started clamping down on jet skis and parasail boats in the sea off Surin Beach, which has been declared off-limits to all motorised marine sports activities.
Marine officials were dispatched to the beach in Choeng Thale sub-district on Friday, after they received complaints about jet skis and parasail boats operating too close to the beach, posing a danger and nuisance for tourists.
The officials found five jet skis and one parasail boat off the beach and summoned their owners for questioning and examination of their operating licenses. The jet skis were found to have licenses to operate off Bang Thao Beach, while the parasail boat was permitted to operate in the sea off Kamala Beach.
All were found to have defied the off-limits zone at Surin beach and were fined 10,000 baht each.
The Phuket provincial administration wants to keep Surin beach free from all marine sports, so the public are able to swim in the sea without fear of being harmed by jet skis or motor boats.
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