PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Office conducted safety inspections of speedboats, dive boats and other vessels geared toward tourism at Chalong Pier yesterday.

“It is our responsibility to continually check on the boats and strictly enforce regulations to ensure the safety of passengers,” Chatchai Sakdee of the Phuket Marine Police said.

Police confirmed that the boats were not carrying more than the maximum capacity of passengers, were being serviced regularly and had enough life jackets available for everyone on board.