Marine Department requires upgraded life vests on board passenger boats

Trang Provincial Marine Office Director Commander Chatkul Wanitchchanat revealed the Marine Department has issued a new regulation on the upgrading of life vests aboard passenger boats in Thailand, requiring all passenger boats to carry certified life vests according to the department’s designated specs or international standards in order to ensure maximum safety. The new requirement has been effective since 1 January 2018, while the Marine Department expects all vessels to change their life vests to comply with the new regulation by the end of 2020.