Initial investigation indicates driver might have dozed off
PHUKET: Thirty-five people, mostly Russian tourists, were injured after their speedboat hit a channel marker in Chalong Bay on Wednesday evening.
The accident occurred when the Thanathip Marine 555 was bringing 21 Russian, nine Kazakhstanis, two Chineses and one Ukrainian tourists back from the Phi Phi islands to Chalong Bay at about 5.30pm. The boat driver, his assistant and a tour guide were also on board.
An initial investigation found that the boat driver,…