A tourist-boat captain died while scraping barnacles from his ship’s hull in Sattahip.
The body of Thanee Khamyen, 60, captain of the Rungworawan 11, was found floating at the breakwater in front of Ocean Marina April 10, a day after disappearing while servicing his boat anchored about 200 meters away. More than 10 divers had tried unsuccessfully to locate his body the day before.
Thanee’s wife, Sompaen Nuanjan, 70, said her husband had been a boat captain for 10 years and was an expert swimmer. However, this time he had donned scuba equipment to scrape barnacles and inspect the boat’s propeller. Sompaen said she had warned him against using the air tank and regulator, as he had not been trained in scuba diving, but he insisted he would be fine.
A Soi Buakaow beer-bar owner was shot and killed in what Sattahip police are calling a well-planned execution, while commuting home on Sukhumvit Road from Pattaya.
Elephants at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden put a twist on Pattaya’s Songkran celebration, using their built-in water guns to hose down revelers.
Park Director Kampol Tansajja opened the April 12-18 “Songkran and Flower Festival,” which featured a parade of flowers and water sprinkling on Buddhist statues.
Royal Thai Navy officers and Buddhist monks wished more than 300 troops well before their deployment to strife-torn provinces in the south.
Rear Adm. Luechai Ruddit, Commander of the Air and Coastal Defense Command, presided over departure ceremony for 10 armed units of 309 conscripts March 31.
Bad singing and karaoke bars naturally go together, but a drunk Sattahip woman apparently was so awful a couple sitting at an adjacent table smashed her in the face with bottles to shut her up.
Sattahip police seized more than 300 methamphetamine pills when they raided the apartment of a major drug dealer in the Samae San fishing village.
A toddler who went for a stroll alone found himself lost in Sattahip and a distraught mother driving around the area looking for him.
Police were called to an empty field next to Sompong Village on Soi Sukhumvit 13 March 15 upon reports of residents finding a 3-year-old boy, dirty and without pants or shoes, crying for his mother.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated National Elephant Day by providing a great feast for their revered pachyderms. They also celebrated the birth of two new calves, calling the births auspicious as they occurred during the lead up to the event. The day is observed every year to recall the role the mammals have played in the hearts and history of the kingdom.
Sattahip police and district officials arrested a one-legged teenager accused of dealing drugs in Plutaluang.
Thossapol Somanat, 18, was captured March 11 following a busted sting operation outside the Sirisa 10 Village. An undercover officer had tried to purchase 20 methamphetamine tablets, but Thossapol saw the cops coming and fled. The chase ended when his prosthetic leg broke after crashing his motorbike into a ditch.
Police found the 20 ya ba pills on his person and another 23 pills, 300 g. of marijuana and a homemade 12-gauge shotgun in his room at Thossapol Car Care.
Police said Thossapol confessed and named his supplies of the illegal gun and narcotics.
A Sattahip car mechanic detained for imprisoning and beating his toddler daughters with coat hangers was set free by Sattahip police, apparently for lack of evidence.