PHUKET: A new safety initiative was launched this week with the aim of improving the island's coastal water safety through significant changes in safety standards and training. The initiative, 'Safer Phuket', has received executive level support, endorsed by Governor Maitri Inthusut along with backing from several Government departments and HE Ambassador Mark Kent of the British Embassy in Bangkok.

Martin Carpenter, the British Honorary Consul in Phuket and Safer Phuket co-founder commented: "We believe that with all the key stakeholders working together, and with a common vision, we can establish a set of solutions that can be quickly implemented, are sustainable, and will be beneficial to all.

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