Patcharapol Panrak

Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:58

Khet Udomsak teaches local kids to swim

Khet Udomsak gave swimming lessons to sub-district youths to help avert drownings and other water accidents.

Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya hosted the Jan. 16 training session at Abhakornkiatiwong Hospital at the Sattahip Naval Base along with local government officials teachers and students.

Program director Capt. Wajeera Petchwichien, the Toey Ngam Community leader, said each year many children die from drowning. Many of those accidents, he said, could have been prevented.

An instructor shows students some of the techniques needed to save a drowning victim.An instructor shows students some of the techniques needed to save a drowning victim.

Four communities in the Sattahip sub-district organized the swimming lessons to prevent future tragedies. About 120 people participated.

Pairoj said he admired the effort put in by volunteers and hope that youths will be able to enjoy the water without worry in the future.

Sattahip police and military officials raided three Samae San locations where private investors had built an apartment, restaurant and commercial buildings encroaching on public property.

A 19-year-old Rayong man was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a Sattahip woman during a robbery.

Police brought Tatpong Thamnai of Huay Pong in Rayong’s Muang District, to the home of Pranaiya Setthatanakorn on Soi Muksapsamut in Moo 1 village of Najomtien Sub-district on Jan. 28 to re-enact the robbery and killing of the 52-year-old wife of a Belgian man.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:27

9 hurt in Plutaluang highway wreck

Nine people were injured when a steel-carrier truck crashed while trying to overtake another vehicle on Highway 331 in Plutaluang.

Seven people inside an Isuzu MU-7 SUV – including five teenagers – were hurt in the Jan. 24 wreck near Baan Eak Thani 5 in the Sattahip sub-district, along with the driver and passenger in the small Suzuki truck that collided with it.

Nine people were injured when the truck (left) tried unsuccessfully to overtake another vehicle on Highway 331 and crashed head-on into the Isuzu MU-7 SUV (right).

Police said the unidentified driver of the steel carrier had tried to overtake the Khon Kaen-registered SUV, but failed, causing both vehicles to crash. The driver sustained critical injuries and a 24-yea-rold Cambodian passenger identified as Komtee also was hurt.

Injured in the big Isuzu truck was driver Wantana Thanuth, 43, five 17-year-old and one 16-year-old passengers.

All involved were rushed to the Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center.

The ashes of the late actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong were scattered in Sattahip Bay with the help of the Royal Thai Navy.

Navy officials and family members joined a religious ceremony at the Prince Chumphon Shrine in Prince Chumphon Garden, Sattahip, where 10 monks from Sattahip Temple chanted and prayed.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:10

Sattahip cadets practice Fancy Drill routines

The Royal Thai Navy’s education chief reviewed a squad of Sattahip cadets preparing for the next Navy Fancy Drill performance.

Vice Adm. Pichet Thanasret called on Capt. Virath Somjit, director of the Chumphon Navy School, Jan. 18 to review the sailors participating in the 10-man drill squad.

More than 150 Khet Udomsak residents learned how to make handbags and other items to sell during a workshop aimed at helping residents earn more money from home.

Royal Thai Navy Frigate Squadron 1 handed out nearly 200,000 baht in scholarships to children from its sailors’ families.

Rear Admiral Kosit Jiemsupakit presided over the Jan. 18 ceremony at squadron headquarters in Sattahip.

Thousands of youngsters got closer to nature on Children’s Day with visits to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Sattahip.

Rear Adm. Sanon Pa-em was the host of the event at the Sattahip Naval Base facility, greeting local students, academics, youth groups and parents Jan. 9.

For Children’s Day, the center educated the kids on efforts to protect endangered turtles and encourage them to learn more about conservation.

Activities during the occasion included scholarship presentations, traditional dance performances, displays of sea turtle conservation, games, snacks and prizes for the kids.

Many area youngsters got closer to nature on Children’s Day with visits to the Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Sattahip.

An 8-year-old boy who might not have lived to enjoy this year’s Children’s Day spent the day celebrating with the Sattahip sailor who saved his life.

Chakrit “Nong Plu” Sarapol was brought by grandfather Talerngkiet Sarapol, 52, to see Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Patcharapol Pimsorn Jan. 9.

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