PHUKET — China is warning its people to be careful during water-based activities when traveling abroad after a fatal boat capsizing in the south.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Monday that travelers should closely monitor weather and sea conditions and obey all warnings.
The notice carried in local newspapers and websites did not specifically mention Thailand but said some cruise companies exercised lax management and maintained inadequate safety measures.
The boat that capsized during a storm off Phuket last Thursday killed at least 42 people with 10 still missing. Most passengers were Chinese.
Chinese accounted for slightly under one-third of the 35.38 million tourists who visited Thailand last year.