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Warning – unmarked submerged object in Chalong Bay, Phuket

By Jeremy Wyatt last modified Apr 30, 2014 10:27 AM
Contributors: Bon Mott
Ao Chalong Yacht Club
Sailors visiting the popular Chalong Bay, Phuket are warned to stay clear of a submerged object not marked on charts. The local marine community are reminding boaters of the danger, following a number of incidents which have caused near sinkings.

Published: 2014-04-29 23:05:00
Countries: Thailand

Warning – unmarked submerged object in Chalong Bay, Phuket

© Ao Chalong Yacht Club

Sailors visiting the popular Chalong Bay, Phuket are warned to stay clear of a submerged object not marked on charts.  The local marine community are reminding boaters of the danger, following a number of incidents which have caused near sinkings.

The Ao Chalong Yacht Club website advises the approximate location of the submerged object  as  5.6NM from Rawai Beach and 2.43NM from the northern tip of Koh Bon.

Approximate position: 7°45’58.38”N, 98°19’53.58″E

See this link: http://acyc.asia/2014/04/30/uncharted-rock-in-rawai/

The exact position has not been confirmed by the local maritime authority, so caution is advised when sailing in this area.

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