PHUKET: Phuket Customs will hear the opinions of representatives from throughout Phuket’s marine industry before deciding whether or not to enforce new regulations that would reduce boat stays in Thailand to two months.

The new rules were announced by Phuket Customs Chief Nanthita Sririkub in a meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday.

“According to new regulations handed down from Bangkok on December 26, all foreign-flagged boats entering Thailand are allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of two months at a time,” Ms Nanthita told the Phuket Gazette.