The Royal Thai Navy honored retiring officers with processions on land and sea.
Navy Commander-In-Chief Adm. Narong Pipatanasai - who himself is retiring to become education minister in the Cabinet - presided over the Sept. 15 ceremony at the Air and Coastal Defense Command in Sattahip.
A woman driver was critically injured after a tire blew, sending her Honda careening through eight light poles in Sattahip.
Royal Thai Navy Sgt. Natrin Chaiyatsatien was taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center following the 2 a.m. Sept. 17 accident on Sukhumvit Road near Plutaluang. Paramedics worked for an hour to free Natrin from her demolished Accord and her lower body was crushed.
A Royal Thai Navy officer has been charged with attempted murder for shooting a Nonthaburi man who intervened in a fight between the officer and the officer’s wife.
The Sattahip Naval Base handed out over 600,000 baht in scholarships to families of navy personnel.
Vice Adm. Rerngrit Boonsongprasert, commander of the Savings and Credit Cooperatives, presided over the annual scholarship ceremony Sept. 19 at the Sanyabat Club. Top navy officers attended, along with executives from Saha Life Insurance Co. and management of the Omsin Bank.
Sattahip officials are investigating the cause of suspected water contamination believed responsible for sending at least 600 residents to the hospital with stomach ailments.
A former Koh Larn tour guide burned herself alive at the foot of Big Buddha Mountain after suffering from depression for three years.
Royal Thai Navy drug-suppression officers arrested a 22-year-old ex-convict allegedly using a monk’s robes to disguise his continued career as a drug dealer.
Royal Thai Navy officers arrested three men masquerading as monks allegedly to swindle Sattahip Market shoppers out of funds they claimed would go to a Kanchanaburi temple.
The Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal has recruited an army of youngsters to help prevent animal cruelty, signing an agreement with the National Scout Organization of Thailand for a new “Scouts Love Animals” campaign.
Plutaluang police are looking for two women who borrowed a teenager’s motorbike, never returned it, then threatened to shoot him if he went to police.
Tienchai Whityakul, 19, filed a complaint Sept. 1 after the his ex-girlfriend Fon, 18, and her friend Ja, 21, borrowed his red and black Honda Click outside an Internet shop on Soi Khao Mon and never returned it.
Tienchai Whityakul shows police the facebook photos the women sent him.
Tienchai said he messaged them through Facebook several times. Each time he was told to meet them at a location and they never turned up. After several rounds of this, the women sent him messages telling him not to go to police and sent him a photo of an M-16 which, they said, they’d shoot him with if he did.