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Kanok Karn
11th October 2011, 09:41
The Marine Department has put parts of the Chao Phraya River and the Pa Sak River off limits to all ships temporarily.

The water traffic ban will span from Wat Phananchoeng upwards and will be effective until 15 October. Ship owners who violate the order will face a fine of up to 5,000 THB, and their captains will have their certificates stripped for up to six months.

The ban is the Marine Departmentís latest bid to facilitate the water diversion operation and to prevent the water from spilling further onto inundated residential areas and historical sites.

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