About 300 people worked to restore the marine environment around Koh Khram to honor HM the King for his recent birthday.
Vice Adm. Weerapan Sukgon, head of the Royal Thai Navy’s First Area Command, opened the Dec. 12 activity at Koh Kham Undersea Park.
Civil affairs chief Capt. Chamnan Puangpech said the First Naval Area Command collaborated with private and government sectors to hold activities to pay homage to HM the King and raise awareness about marine conservation.
The Royal Thai Navy and friends work to restore the marine environment around Koh Khram to honor HM the King for his recent birthday.
Activities included planting coral reefs and trees, releasing clownfish into the sea, cleaning beaches and the sea bed.
Participating were employees from Viny Thai Co., IRPC Co., Grow Energy Co., and Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Co.; members of the AC Diving Club; and students from Burapha and Kasetsart universities.
Weerapan said that, in addition to defending the kingdom, the navy is responsible for protecting Thailand’s marine ecosystem, which sits at the heart of the food, energy, transportation and tourism industries.