Twenty-Two Korean Tourists were involved in a boating accident just off the coast of Pattaya on Friday Afternoon which saw a full emergency response from the Pattaya Authorities. Khun Choosak aged 46, the driver of the boat, operated by the Sor Sea World Company, declared an emergency as he traveled back from Larn Island with the Korean Tourists. He stated that the boat had hit a large wave and was taking on water. Pattaya Sea Rescue Units were scrambled and arrived to find the passengers, consisting of the Korean Tourists, a Thai Tour Guide and the captain of the boat, in the water. Luckily they were all wearing life jackets and were rescued and taken to the Bali Hai Port along with the boat which was towed to the port. The authorities are now checking the boats license to ensure it was not carrying more people than is allowed and statements from the Korean Tourists and Thai Tour Guide were taken to determine what may have caused the problem with the boat. The Captain of the boat was detained by Police pending further investigations. No injuries were reported although some of the Korean Tourists were treated for exposure and taken to Hospital as a precaution. The boat is now under close inspection by Port authorities as they try to determine if this potential boating disaster could have been avoided.