Heavy rain, flash flood warnings for South
Heavy rain, flash flood warnings for South More than 260,000 households flooded Heavy rain and flash flood warnings were issued for all southern provinces except Chumphon and Ranong on Thursday, and small boats were advised to stay ashore until Friday. The Meteorological Department said the strong northeast monsoon prevailed over the Gulf of Thailand and the South, and a low pressure cell still covered the lower South. More heavy rain was likely in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun on Thursday. People li...
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Pasig River Ferry resumes ops after completion of repairs on damaged boats
The Pasig River Ferry Service resumed operations Wednesday as repairs on damaged pontoons on several stations were completed.In a statement, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that operational stations of the ferry service are Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City; Guadalupe in Makati City; Hulo in Mandaluyong City; Lambingan, Sta. Ana, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Escolta and Lawton in Manila City.Ferry operations will be from Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the MMDA added.“For the safety of the passengers against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 spread, the ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Electric boats to link Chao Phraya with train, MRT
Bangkok’s City Hall will introduce electric boats to replace petrol-powered vessels on Padung Krungkasem canal on Friday.The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced Friday as the day to relaunch the boat operation on Phadung Krungkasem canal between Thewes and Hua Lamphong piers.The service started in 2016 with gas-propelled boats. This time around, it will use electric-powered vessels that can carry up to 30 passengers.City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang posted a Facebook message saying it will give passengers free rides for the first six months.The boat will leave every 15 minutes...
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Sharjah Municipality removes abandoned fishing boats from beaches
Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality is carrying out an intensive campaign on Al Khan and Al Mamzar beaches to remove abandoned fishing boats.In implementation of the visions and directives of His highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah City Municipality implemented an extensive campaign at Al Khan and Al Mamzar beaches to remove all abandoned and neglected boats. This campaign aims to enhance the aesthetic beauty of the city and provide an ideal environment for residents and visitors.Thabit Al Turaifi, Director General of Sharjah Municip...
India and Sri Lanka: Resolution of encroaching Indian boats | Daily FT
Tethered boatsBy N. LohathayalanThere is a big question as to whether some people tried to find some basis for escalating the problem between India and Sri Lanka over the boats abandoned by Indian fisherman in Sri Lanka by joining it to the problems faced by the northern fishermen. It has now become problematic to the extent that both Governments are worried.While Indian fishermen enter Sri Lankan waters and effectively take over Sri Lankan territory, it affects our internal fisherfolk because the fishing stock available to them is also depleted. During the past years, a few hundred Indian fis...
Daily Financial Times
Doctors on boats aid Marikina typhoon victims
Doctors on boats aid Marikina typhoon victimsMayen Jaymalin(The Philippine Star) – November 16, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — On board rubber boats, doctors have provided medical and relief assistance to victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Marikina.The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) recently reactivated its “doctors on boats” program to deliver medical services and relief goods to families displaced by Typhoons Quinta and Rolly in the Bicol region.Aside from distributing relief packages, PMA president Benito Atienza said they conducted medical and psychosocial mission for at least 430 fa...
Fishermen not taking bait as Chinese boats line up in Karachi
KARACHI: Pakistan is planning to allow Chinese companies to carry out deep-sea fishing in the country’s territorial waters. But a pressure group representing Pakistani fishermen has said the move could threaten the livelihoods of at least 3 million people.A dozen Chinese deep-sea trawlers docked at the port of Karachi last month, worrying local fishermen who said that commercial fishing vessels and bottom trawling would deplete fish stocks in the exclusive federal sea zones off the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan.Bottom trawling, which involves dragging nets across the seafloor to scoop up ...
Dubai’s Deira Islands can now be accessed by boats
Dubai: Nakheel is offering UAE’s boat owners and tour operators access to two new island destinations off the country’s coast.One is Deira Islands, the developer’s new coastal city in the north of the emirate, and the other is a private island off Dubai Waterfront, in the south.“We are expanding our marine facilities to reflect the continued growth in the UAE’s leisure boating industry,” said Aqil Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Nakheel, in a statement. “Nakheel is also bringing new marinas to Deira Islands to meet the growing demand for mooring facilities.”The company’s Palm Jumeirah marinas...
Cyprus coastguard 'beating migrants' and sending boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW
Cypriot authorities have summarilypushed backmore than 200 migrants andrefugees arriving from Lebanonby boat earlier this month, ignoring their claims for asylum and even using violence and coercion, Human Rights Watch reported on Tuesday.The group accused Cypriot officers of beating and threatening those aboard the boats, while coast guard vessels attempted to swamp migrant boats by circling them at high speed and abandoned at least one boat at sea without food or fuel."That Lebanese nationals are now joining Syrian refugees on boats to flee Lebanon and seek asylum in the European Union is a ...
Researchers puzzled by group of 'crazy' killer whales attacking boats near Spain
Researchers are befuddled by a group of killer whales that are attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal.The whales appear to have targeted sailboats traveling along the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia in multiple incidents over the last two months, damaging boats and injuring sailors.Sailor Victoria Morris described an incident to the Guardian that felt “totally orchestrated” after a group of nine whales surrounded a boat and rammed it for an hour.“The noise was really scary. They were ramming the keel, there was this horrible echo, I thought they could capsize the boat,” Morris sai...
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