The jokes just write themselves.
Phuket Immigration cracks down on yachting, marine industry
PHUKET: Phuket Immigration chief Sunchai Chokkajaykij today confirmed that his office has launched a crackdown on foreigners working illegally in Phuket’s yachting and marine industry.
The news follows the arrests of a German man and a Swiss man who were caught building their own boats on their own properties in Chalong late yesterday afternoon.
“We have been targeting foreigners working illegally for some time, and right now we are focusing on the yachting and marine industry,” Col Sunchai said.
“I cannot reveal where we will raid next, as we don’t want to give any warning to those who are breaking the law,” he added.
However, Col Sunchai gave a general warning to all foreigners involved in any form of marine transport: “We will check everywhere there are boats – the ports, the piers – everywhere,” he said.
One of the illegal boats pictured above.
I have no idea why it is against the law in Thailand for foreigners to build a boat on their own property but SixBears and Sea See have both built boats at home and I thought they might find some irony in this.