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Location

Phuket Island is one of the Southern provinces of Thailand and the biggest island.

Phuket and its adjoining bay (Phang Nga) has some of the most interesting limestone geology in the world.

It is now necessary for all foreign boats coming to the island to first visit Ao Chalong Pier to complete formalities before they can travel anywhere else around Phuket.

AIS REQUIREMENT
As of 1 October 2014 all foreign vessels visiting Phuket are required to have an AIS Class B (or higher) transponder installed. Effective 1 January 2016 it is now mandatory for all in-coming and out-going yachts to have AIS. Failure to have an AIS transponder will result in a substantial fine. See further details below in Clearance.

Warning: In Chalong Bay there is a submerged object not marked on charts. See news item for more details. In addition a submerged metal pillar near Chalong Pier has now been marked with a line of small red and white flags.

Cruisers Reports: There are many useful reports re. clearance, docking and local services in Phuket adjacent.

Position 07° 49.08'N, 98° 21.05'E (Chalong Pier)

Clearance

Location of Offices

The pier at Ao Chalong has new offices half way down (see photo courtesy of Bob Mott), housing all the officials required for clearance. This is intended to be a one-stop check-in/out service for yachtsmen. Originally due to open in 2012, the offices "officially" opened on 1 July 2014.

Immigration, Customs and the Harbour Master are now based in the new offices on the pier. Office hours: 0900 to 1200 and 1300 to 1500.

All the crew need be present for clearance.

Docking at the "marina" attached to the pier is not advisable as the pontoons are breaking up. It's much safer to find a suitable anchoring spot and dinghy into the marina. At the foot of the one-stop centre is a makeshift dinghy dock. It is also possible to bring your dinghy to the beach on the tide.

The pier shuttle buses carry passengers for 10 Baht (return) – tickets purchased at the office near where the buses park. Bicycles are no longer allowed down the pier unless they have special permission. For the new Chalong Pier fees and rules see here.

On-line Check-in

Although Phuket is supposed to have on-line "check-in" for yachts, the web address given is not  currently recognised. (June 2017)

Cruisers recommend doing the check-in at the information office on the pier on arrival.

Remember to take with you passports, yacht registration (have 3 copies of everything) plus the original of the zarpe from your previous port. It does make the whole clearance process much quicker and simpler.

Whilst all the paperwork and forms can take some time the first time you do it, once the information is in the system subsequent visits are much faster.

Once you have completed on-line check in, visit the following Authorities in this order:

Harbour Master / Port Captain

Yachts must check in with the Harbour Master as well as Customs and Immigration - visit him first; some vessels caught without a harbour clearance have been fined 5,000 Baht.

The Harbour Master is now located on the floor above the other offices.

Even if a boat leaves Phuket province and cruises to Krabi Province, clearance should be done at the Harbour Masters office for the trip.

Customs

The best time to check in with Customs is 10.00-11.30 as they often have an extended lunch break. They close at 15.00. You will need photocopies of both ships papers and passports. Make sure you have at least three of each as the walk to the nearest photocopier is quite a way up the road.

Customs here are abiding by the new rules and give boats a 6 month permit to stay straight away, before any extensions are applied for.

Immigration

A photograph is taken of all crew and passengers, who must be present during clearance (both in and out). The camera in the immigration office is the same as they use at the airport.

According to officials, regular checks of vessels will be carried out by Immigration officers to ensure compliance with Thai law. However in reality, limited manpower means that this particular new rule is very difficult to maintain and enforce.

Fees

Local council fees for yachts checking into Phuket no longer exist.

Immigration:
Normal Hours: 200 Baht inward, 200 Baht on departure
Sat/Sun & Holidays: 500 Baht inward, 200 Baht on departure

Customs:
Normal Hours: nothing inward, 300 Baht on departure
Sat/Sun & Holidays: 800 Baht inward, 1000 Baht on departure

Harbour Master:
Normal Hours: nothing inward, 100 Baht on departure
Sat/Sun & Holidays: No extra charge

Make sure you have the correct money and try not to turn up with 1000 Baht bills. All officials should give correct receipts.

Arriving from Langkawi

Yachts which take over 7 days to make the passage from Langkawi to Phuket may have some difficulties with Customs. There is no written regulation as to how long a yacht should take and this is what Customs take advantage of if they need some “tea money”. If you are unhappy about the proceedings don’t feel threatened – but inform the person (after writing his name down) that you wish to go to Phuket Town main office to discuss the issue of added charges. In reality it should be no more than around 300 Baht. You might be shown a book of supposed fines receipts to convince you the request is legitimate. All you will be seeing are others that have been fooled and paid. Be cool, noticeably not agitated, in control and calm as well as polite when questioning any added charges. Anything above 200-300 Baht should be questioned.

AIS Requirement
As of 1 October 2014 all foreign vessels visiting Phuket were required to have an AIS Class B transponder installed as a new VTS (Vessel tracking System) had been put in place. This rule was not enforced for a long time, however, as of 1 January 2016, AIS is now mandatory for all in-coming and out-going yachts.

The Authorities have stated the following:

IMPORTANT NOTICE (EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2016)

It is mandatory for all foreigner yachts coming into Phuket, Thailand and outgoing from Phuket, Thailand to be equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) or AIS Class B system or higher class appropriately.

AIS must be ACTIVE when coming into Thai water or leaving Thai water or moving to somewhere else.

Marine department allowed to turn off the AIS transmitter while the yachts stay in Marina or Hardstand.

For more information, please contact Marine Department, Phuket Branch.

Failure to have an AIS transponder can result in a substantial fine.

Clearing Out

Note that office hours are now 0900 to 1200 and 1300 to 1500.  The clearing out process will take at least an hour, so arriving at 1100 or 1400 could easily see you out of time.

If you have left Thailand by plane since you cleared in, there will be an additional fee of Bt 1,000.

The port captain's office is now on the floor above the other offices. Leave your AIS switched on and know your MMSI number, or there will be a delay at the port Captain's office.

Go first to immigration, then customs, then port captain, back to immigration (Bt 200 unofficial fee) then back to port captain.

Notes

You only have to check out with the Harbour Master if you are cruising to another province, i.e. Krabi.

Corruption among Thai Marine Officials does exist. Read this news article for more about what to watch out for and who to contact if you feel you are a victim of bribes.

Last updated June 2017.

Immigration Office for Visa Extensions
482 Phuket Road , Talad Yai , Phuket Town
Waypoint 07 52 12 N 098 23.36E. As you face the building with your back to the road, leave the building to starboard. A door with a queue outside it is marked "Visa Extensions." The next door has no markings. This is where you pay a bond if you have to. For visa extensions take 2 passport photos, a copy of your passport photograph page, a copy of the page with your entry stamp and a copy of the visa itself. Prepare to wait for 2 hours and pay 1,900 bhat.
Port Office
(Customs, Immigration and Harbour master) , Ao Chalong Pier
Tel:+66 (0)76 38 3900 / +66 (0) 7638 1614
Ta
Tel:089 291 9698
She is a useful contact for visa extensions.

Docking

Moorings

Dozens of free moorings have been dropped in Chalong Bay and its surrounds by the local marine department (December 2012) to help protect the fragile reef environment and deter visiting yachts from anchoring. Beware, as these moorings are reported to be unsafe. It is also wise to be certain a mooring is not occupied (by an absent dive boat for example) before picking it up.

Anchoring

Locals advise finding a safe spot to anchor (note comments below under security). The area north of Phuket Yacht Haven offers excellent holding, although keep a good distance off the outer pontoons to allow space for turning. A nominal monthly fee can be paid to use the marina facilities, including dinghy dock.

May 2016: Anchoring restrictions were put in place in certain bays in Phuket province that are popular with tourist boats. These are best avoided. See news article here for details.

Marinas

There are marinas at the Yacht Haven (see photo), conveniently close to Phuket airport near the north of the island, and at the Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina close to Phuket Town.

Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina have restricted access to some keelboats due to lack of depth in the long approach channel. Both marinas however are very full and should be contacted in advance of arrival.

Boat Lagoon is located 8km from Phuket Town and is part of a hotel, resort development. The entrance channel starts at 07°58.65'N 98°24.9'E. Entry is difficult and has tide controlled access, with a maximum depth of 10 ft (3.20 m) at high tide. For boats over 50 feet with a draft in excess of 2 metres, entry may not be possible even at the highest tides. It is marked all the way with concrete and steel pilings set 13 meters apart (takes approx. 45 min. to navigate at 4 knots). Night entry should not be attempted as the channel is not lit. Check that they have a berth available first.

Strong currents at Yacht Haven Marina permit movements only at slack water.

There are now two large and substantial white concrete channel markers (Port - starboard) in Chalong Bay.

Ashore

If unfamiliar with Phuket, this marine directory will help with finding the right marine service provider for the job. Free to download at http://ams-sea.com/downloads/

Security

2017: Break-in and theft at Railay Beach

2016: Several yachts staying in Chalong Bay during the off season (around August to November) were broken into; other anchorages are safer, such as off The Yacht Haven marina.

Take care with securing your dinghy properly on board and it is recommended not to leave it unattended ashore as dinghy theft is a problem here.

Sadly, for the first time since most can remember, there were two armed attacks on yachts in Phuket, Chalong Bay in April 2013. One attack involving knives, and another guns.

Last updated April 2017.

Phuket Yacht Haven
Location 08º10.2'N 98º20.5'E ,
141/2 Moo 2 Tumbol Maikhao, AumhurThalang , Phuket, 83110
Tel:+66(0) 76 397 908/10 Fax:+66(0) 76 397 911 ,VHF Channel 68
Newly built facilities. Easy access & deepwater berthing - 320 fully serviced berths up to 100m+. Water, electricity, WiFi, fuel delivery (special order), 24 hr security, amenities block, excellent gym, pool, car hire, taxi, coffee shop & restaurant (with full calendar of social activities). Workshop area. Mini-market. 15 mins from the airport.

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Yacht Clubs

Phuket Yacht Club can be difficult to find. Use the following links to help you:

Location from water: www.southeastasiapilot.com/chalong.htm
Location from land: www.streetsofphuket.com/pyc.htm

Phuket Yacht Club (previously Ao Chalong YC)
52/25 M. 9, Soi Pon , Chaofa Rd, T. Chalong, A. Muang , Phuket 83130
Tel:+66 (0) 76-381 488 Fax:+66 (0) 76-381 934
Location: 07°49'38.05"N 98°20'53.15"E. Tide access at 1.8m or above.
Visitors welcome. Modern clubhouse, dinghy ramp & jetty, members dinghy storage ashore, professional restaurant, New Zealand chef, club racing, showers, WiFi, flat screen TV.
Roast & live music Sundays: Bookings: 08 4425 6647 – Thai/English.
Hosts of Multihull Solutions Multihull Regatta, accredited training school for RYA courses. Children’s sailing program with 6 BIC dinghies: school @ phuketyachtclub.com

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Anthony Gates (Gatesy)
Anthony Gates (Gatesy) says:
May 16, 2017 02:40 AM

The AMS Phuket Marine Directory, includes 28 marine categories, +180 Marine Company listings and +360 time saving hyperlinks.

It is available for free download at: http://ams-sea.com/downloads/

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Apr 21, 2017 05:51 PM

Reported by SY Dreamcatcher - Check-in Phuket

Re the check in process in Phuket - still unnecessarily laborious (reminded us a bit of the Andamans in India!)

We've had AIS for 4 years (we're Singapore flagged and its been required since 2013). The issue with Phuket is redundancy. Check in at the computer. Go to Port Captain. Go to Immigration. Go to Customs. Go back to Port Captain. Supply same documents to each entity, same on check-out.

Why can't they scan the passport and ships papers on the first touch point (i.e. on the ground floor when you sign in to the computer) and have those docs auto-distribute to the 3 government entities?? Goodness knows, they have the technology: their hospital IT system was way ahead of Australia's 5 years ago!

We've checked in to Phuket about 10 times over the years and no doubt the new(ish) facility is much better than the old one on the jetty head (except they don't provide wifi when the old one did!)...but it still took us 1 hr 15 mins to check in and there were no queues.

We left the boat in Nai Harn on arrival (having had several bad experiences in Chalong) but forgot to leave the AIS on. We gave them our MMSI number, they found the boat location and seemed to be ok with that, except they charged us 200 baht for not having the boat in Au Chalong. When asked why we didn't anchor the boat in Au Chalong we told the port captain "it's an awful anchorage - too many ropes, unmarked moorings etc"...he said "I know, its bad" (!!). Go figure.

As a point of interest, when checking our MMSI number, they brought it up on the big screen and they had in fact tracked us from just outside Telaga in Langkawi, all the way to Nai Harn, so they clearly must have more AIS reception towers along the way now, possibly Butangs and Teturoa..... they knew where we were every inch of the way in.

Glen
DREAMCATCHER

Babadudu
Babadudu says:
Apr 12, 2017 05:30 PM

I recently re-entered Phuket in my yacht after several years away from the country. I was, frankly, dreading the check in procedure with the Immigration, Customs and Harbourmaster offices which, in the past, was somewhat chaotic, with often long queues and numerous forms to complete and photocopies to make. The process at the new 'one-stop-shop' on Chalong pier could not have been more different.

On arrival we were asked if we'd completed the check-in forms on line (we hadn't). A young lady said this was no problem and led us to one of three computer terminals where, with her patient help and good humour, we completed the on-line forms. We were then directed to the Immigration, Customs and Harbour Master offices (in that order as I recall) which were adjacent to each other. At each station the information we had pre-entered on line was produced with no further need for form-filling. Copies of passports, yacht registration, and clearance from last port were of course required - as they are at all entry harbours around the world.

AIS is now a requirement in Phuket/Thailand as, increasingly, it is in other countries. A large screen throws up the locations of yachts and other craft in Chalong and neighbouring anchorages, so trying to bluff your way through (if you DON'T have AIS) is unlikely to work. And it goes without saying that check in yachts should have their AIS transponders turned on.

From entering the Chalong check in complex, to leaving it with all papers in hand, took no more than about 30 minutes (there were no other yachts checking in at the time). Aside from the efficiency of staff, I also found them courteous and friendly - not something said often of government officials. So all-in-all a painless experience and one which left me with a positive feeling towards Phuket.

All that said, anchoring or mooring in Chalong Bay is not a pleasant experience (especially to newcomers). While it is not unreasonable of the authorities to require visiting yachts to present themselves in Chalong Bay, the provision of ample and reliable mooring buoys or pontoons still leaves much to be desired.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 20, 2017 02:33 PM

ANZAC Day 2017
The Australian and New Zealand communities are invited to attend an ANZAC Day Dawn Service to be held at the Phuket Yacht Club commencing at 6.30am on 25 April 2017. This is sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand government and it is hoped that visiting yacht owners will attend. There will be bread rolls, fried sausages and onions BBQ provided.
Please register your attendance by emailing RSVP.Phuket@dfat.gov.au
Tides on the 25th April are good for coming to Phuket Yacht Club's floating jetty and remain so into the afternoon.
Further details on the service http://phuket.consulate.gov.au/pket/events.html
This is the first time in 22 years this has happened as there is now an Australian Consul in Phuket.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 10, 2017 10:16 PM

Temporary Closure Notice: Boat Lagoon Hardstand
Temporary closure of the Hardstand and Travel Lift (in preparation for the arrival of the new 120-Ton Travel Lift) will commence 4 March - 8 April 2017.
9 April - 16 April 2017 – Hardstand and travel lift will be in operation.
From 17 April 2017, for approximately 3-months (until end July 2017) the Hardstand zone will be CLOSED FOR EXPANSION AND UPGRADING WORKS. The full construction works will take place during those dates.
Note: The above schedules are subject to changes.
In view of the above expansion works, there will be noise disturbance and inconvenience to the surrounding environment.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 27, 2017 06:21 PM

Posted on behalf of Anthony Swanston - SV Wild Fox
Please note that the clear out procedures have changed a bit. Not many changes but expect it to take longer, a minimum of one hour. Office hours are now 0900 to 1200 and 1300 to 1500. So arriving at 1100 or 1400 could easily see you out of time. If you have left Thailand by 'plane since you cleared in there will be an additional fee of Bt 1,000. The port captain's office is now on the floor above the other offices. Leave your AIS switched on and know your MMSI number or there will be a delay at the port Captain's office.

Go first to immigration, then customs, then port captain, back to immigration (Bt 200 unofficial fee) then back to port captain.

Good luck!

Anthony
sv Wild Fox

kgaricat
kgaricat says:
Jan 21, 2017 01:31 AM

Have just done my first haulout for re antifoul. I used Premier Boatyard- excellent safe and professional haulout, and I contracted Pae from Pae Service 0846305479 for the sanding and antifouling. Pae has English, I found him to be 100% genuine, no surprises, and he does excellent gelcoat repairs,sanding and painting and polishing ,using a small team.Pae was in the yard every day, (on a couple of boats) buthe oversaw everything ,dropping by the boat several times a day, making sure everything was going to plan from his side.Thoroughly pleased with his work and happy to recommend him.He has 25 years experience. Liz from K'Gari

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 01, 2016 01:47 PM

Recommendation for PYH.

After running into some serious engine woes, our boat - Esper - ended up at Phuket Yacht Haven for four months. We'd spent a bit of time here last year because the managers, Nick and Zara, are animal lovers and agreed to look after our cat for a couple of weeks. Of the marinas we've stayed in around the Phuket area this is by far our favourite. It has a friendly, sociable atmosphere, based around the newly-built Deck restaurant area with stunning 180-degree views.

Jacqui Turner oversees various social events as well as the staff and menu at the restaurant, which include BBQs, speed pool, quiz night etc. There are three restaurants outside of the marina complex run by locals, all of which come recommended (our favourite is Coconut, run by Pehn). There is a real buzz during high season what with visiting boats and super-yachts, whilst the low season hosts enough people to keep the vibe alive.

More importantly there is a full complement of marina services (except haul out, which can be done at Premiere just round the corner). We employed Graeme of Stem to Stern to help us with our engine haul out and refit, Mali for carpentry and perspex work, and Pla, who offers all manner of canvas work. Excellent work at reasonable prices. The marina is constantly expanding its workshop area and is about to open a small supermarket for basic provisions. The reception, run by a friendly group of girls, is professional and helpful and has a rolodex of useful phone numbers. Car hire, laundry, taxis, chandlery etc. are all covered by the surrounding businesses.

For those wishing to anchor, the area north of the marina is safe with excellent holding. Don't anchor directly in front of the outer pontoon as space is needed for large boats to turn. A nominal fee (650 bhat a month) can be paid to the marina to use the marina services (dinghy docking, showers etc). At high water you can tie your dinghy to the restaurants.

One concern for those who haven't visited PYH is the distance into town. We never found this a problem as we got into the habit of hiring a car for 24 hours (800 - 1000 bhat) every other week or so. Nai Yang is only 15 minutes drive and makes for a great evening out throughout the year. We never got bored during our time here and will be coming back to anchor in the area regularly.

Jamie and Liz
s/y Esper
www.followtheboat.com

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Feb 09, 2016 09:11 PM

Posted on behalf of Michael Gee:
Dingy thefts in Chalong
Caution to leaving your dingy in Chalong Harbour 2 dingys stolen in the last week 9/February 2016 one was returned that I personally have been involved with and there are reports of another 3 being stolen.
In the last couple of months the Harbour has been deteriorating fast with huge piles of rubbish being left on dock side by commercial boats rats and cockroach heaven . Dingys been destroyed by unprotected pontoons and long tail fishing boats. There is no secure dingy dock.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 25, 2016 03:13 PM

Ao Po Grand Marina - update from Anthony Swanston, SV Wild Fox:
Situated at the southern end of Ao Phang-Nga (08 04.075N 098 26.739E) there are no tidal restrictions entering or leaving this seven year old marina which offers a standard of luxury almost unsurpassed. It is home to many superyachts and the Sunsail charter fleet but with lots of room for cruisers. Good pontoons with electricity and water (not potable). There is plenty of turning space and the docking crews are first rate – a “pushing” dinghy will meet you at the entrance and there will be catchers on the pontoon. Call first on CH 69 as they will know better than the office where you are going to tie up.
There is a huge haul out area and good local labour.
There is a beautiful pool with absolutely pristine modern loos and showers adjacent
There is a bar / restaurant at the marina, a chandlery and a short walk away a local eaterie with a European / Thai place almost next door. There are two small supermarkets but they do not sell much eg, no bread no eggs. Also there is no ATM. Hire cars are available for BT1,000 to 1,200 a day and there is a taxi rank at the marina entrance.
All in all a nice place to stop but you will need to hire a car to provision – Tescos about 12km away.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Dec 03, 2015 02:25 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE (EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2016)

It is mandatory for all foreign yachts coming into Phuket, Thailand and outgoing from Phuket, Thailand to be equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) or AIS Class B system or higher class appropriately.

AIS must be ACTIVE when coming into Thai water or leaving Thai water or moving to somewhere else.

Marine department allowed to turn off the AIS transmitter while the yachts stay in Marina or Hardstand.

For more information, please contact Marine Department, Phuket Branch.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 10, 2015 02:48 PM

Note that rules have now changed for foreigners wishing to obtain an Indian visa whilst in Thailand (for a visit from Phuket to the Andamans for example):
New rules 2015 are that you must first have a work permit or residence in Thailand or a NON O or NON B Thai visa from your country. This information from Emotion Travel, Phuket.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 09, 2015 09:24 PM

If you feel you are being bribed by an official when clearing into Thailand in Phuket, take the person's name and go to Phuket Town head office of Immigration
and place a complaint. Alternatively, decline to check in there an check in at an alternative office (i.e.head office and not Chalong).
Refer to an earlier post on noonsite about anti-corruption, posted under news adjacent, 17 September, 2014, at this link -
http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Thailand/thailand-phuket-phang-nga-bay-thai-officials-try-to-fine-australian-yacht
Dr Surin, leading the way in Phuket to try and eradicate corruption, is still active. In the report is a telephone number you can call if faced with a bribe that you feel you shouldn't be paying.
In the report are Dr Surin's contact details. It is recommended that any cruisers visiting Phuket print off these details (including the Thai word for anti-corruption) and have them handy for any such occasions.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 09, 2015 09:13 PM

Posted on behalf of Iain Gower:
Just a quick update on my experience on checking in today 25th October, with two others.
Online check in system great and easy - much help given.
Staff a little confused as to who we should go to next. We were told Customs but in fact it should have been Harbourmaster then Customs then Immigration.
Anyway, Harbourmaster office no problem, but tried to say we could not leave Ao Chalong anchorage without checking out? I said I wanted to go to another marina, he questioed that and finally admitted we only had to check out with Harbourmaster if we travel to another province ie Krabi.
Customs no problem, correct fee charged but no receipt forthcoming. No boat check.
Immigration, myself the Captain and a passenger arrived with a Tourist Visa from Penang - 60 days plus 30. This is what all Yatchies have been doing and the Thai website suggests this also. Filled in all forms etc. no problem, then he says the cost is 1020 baht. I question this and asked for a receipt. Reply was - I can only give you a receipt for 520 Baht. Why? Because as Captain I can only give you a 30 day Visa. I say I already have a 60 day visa? So for 500 baht in his pocket he changed me to a passenger to allow me to use the already granted and paid for Tourist visa. However the rules state there must always be one crew assigned responsible for the boat. Now my boat has passengers only, so I guess the Customs man can come along and impound my boat as illegal. What to do?
I will re-read all the issued forms again, but I think maybe he has actually changed nothing in the system at all, just used this ploy to receive a bribe. This happened to the two other boats that checked in with me also. Bit wary about asking more questions higher up the chain, but I do remember reading an article here on Noonsite where there was a contact if you had concerns or bribes applied to you for checking in.
No questions asked about AIS, but I have a correct system. They are checking as the other boat was asked for the boat name and the Harbourmaster went to a website and checked.
Sadly I think they are trying to use AIS as big brother rather than what it was developed for as a safety system. How will they find me when I turn it off?
Love your work.
Iain Gower
SV Felucca
Australian with two NZ boats

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 02, 2015 08:55 PM

Posted on behalf of Helena who posted this comment elsewhere on the site:
Today I checked into Thailand, Phuket Chalong office, with no AIS unit installed.
There was a lot of activity about me not having AIS. Phone calls were made and in the end I was asked to sign a piece of paper that said I would be allowed to leave Thailand with no AIS unit, but I will be black listed from returning to Thailand until I can show a functioning AIS unit displayed on their system.
The biggest thing I learned from this is that they are making all foreign yachts transmit AIS for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if your boat is dry docked in a marina.
So conflicting stories we heard whilst on route to Thailand, were laid to rest. It's 24/7 every day.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 20, 2015 09:00 PM

WARNING! Announcement by Phuket Marine Department today. Foreign vessels NOT equipped with AIS will NOT be permitted to enter or depart Thailand waters, starting 19 Oct 2015. Thankfully period of grace has been granted. See clearance section Phuket and news item adjacent for further details.

michael gee
michael gee says:
Feb 09, 2016 04:41 AM

Dingy thefts in Chalong
Caution to leaving your dingy in Chalong Harbour 2 dingys stolen in the last week 9/February 2016 one was returned that I personally have been involved with and there are reports of another 3 being stolen.
In the last couple of months the Harbour has been deteriorating fast with huge piles of rubbish being left on dock side by commercial boats rats and cockroach heaven . Dingys been destroyed by unprotected pontoons and long tail fishing boats. There is no secure dingy dock.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 13, 2015 02:43 PM

Posted on behalf of Brian Simm, SY Scraatch:
Two items of good news for cruisers in Phuket:

AME chandlery, (at the entrance to Boat Lagoon) have made major steps over the last two years to update their safety equipment services. By encouraging and contracting local specialists to fully update their systems AME can now offer full local life raft services, (my Givens lifebuoy took only 4 working days) Epirb, fire, and safety system checks to full certification. This service is being taken up by local super yachts and commercial boats as well as cruisers.

With the usual Marinas full as usual, Yacht Haven is in the process of installing a major extension from the present 300 or so berths up. This location is now the choice for charter companies and the larger 'superyacht' fraternity. Cruisers are welcome alongside or with plenty of room to anchor off.

Brian Simm
S/Y Scraatch, sundeer 56

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