By Phuket Gazette
Boat crewmember arrested after slashing tourist
Phuket Tourist Police and Thalang Police arrested a boat crewmember, 24-year-old Thanakorn Sechana from Sakon Nakhon province, after he slashed a Ukrainian passenger with a knife on Saturday.
The passenger, 24-year-old Vitalii Kuzmichov, was travelling back from Phi Phi Island with a Best Travel Club tour boat and got slashed near his left elbow by the boat staff after having an argument over the departure time from the island, according to Thanakorn.
However, the tourist told police that he had never met Thanakorn before and he had no idea why he was attacked.
The Ukrainian man was sent to Thalang Hospital and transferred to Vachira Hospital while Thanakorn has been charged with assault.