The ground troops were led by Capt. Phanuwat Inthanil, deputy commander of the Support Department, with nine battalions composed of 1,500 sailors hailing from the 1st Ground Battalion and 2nd Group Battalion from the Naval Recruit Training Center, 3rd and 4th ground battalions from the ACDC, 5th and 6th ground battalions from Air Defense Artillery Regiment 2, 7th and 8th ground battalions from Coastal Department Region 1 and the 9th Ground Battalion from the ACDC.
Maj. Gen. Noppadol Suphakorn inspects formations at the Sattahip command center.
In addition, there have been preparations to dispatch forces to help flood victims in hard-hit areas. Previous damage and losses have taught the navy to make more preparations, Noppadol said.