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Chonburi and Sattahip officials gained a first-hand look at how the Royal Artificial Rain Creation Project is working to relieve the region’s drought problem.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and Sattahip District Chief Parinya Phothisut joined civil servants at an Aug. 17 meeting and lecture about the drought and efforts to create precipitation by royal rainmakers.

Royal Thai Navy and police stepped up security in Sattahip District following the Bangkok shrine bombing.

District Chief Parinya Phothisut and Capt. Khomsan Sonsupap, head of the Navy Stability Department, joined Pol. Col. Chuthidet Chansrong, superintendent of Najomtien Police, and Pol. Lt. Col. Arun Promphan, head of the Pattaya Tourist Police, Aug. 20 for a meeting with operators of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, the Cartoon Network Amazone water park, and the Ambassador City Hotel to discuss plans to protect tourists and residents.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:12

Fake bomb found in Bang Saray

A suspected bomb left on the side of Highway 332 in Bang Saray turned out to be a fake.

Police and Sattahip District officials were called to check the box with protruding wires and PVC piping left near a utility pole three days after an improvised bomb exploded and killed 20 people and hurt 123 others in Bangkok.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:35

Ladyboy beat up in Sattahip

Police are looking for five men who beat up a transvestite in Sattahip.

Police arrived at Prince Chumphon Park Aug. 9 to find a drunk and bruised Channon Wongsrirath, 37, pushing his motorbike. Moaning and cursing his attackers, the victim was taken to Sattahip Police Station to file a complaint.

Police said Channon was too drunk to give a proper statement, saying only he was set upon by five men and vowed that karma will pay them back eventually.

Channon Wongsrirath said he was set upon and beaten by five men.Channon Wongsrirath said he was set upon and beaten by five men.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:01

Speeding driver escapes fiery death

A garage owner barely escaped a fiery death when he crashed his car into a tree in Plutaluang.

Kamchai Srichan, 30, was seriously injured in the Aug. 11 crash at the Kasempol intersection in Sattahip District.

The owner of the Kamchai Diesel garage was said to be driving his brand-new Suzuki Swift at high speed before losing control of the Rayong-registered car and slamming into a tree, bursting into flames.

Kamchai Srichan barely escaped a fiery death when he crashed his car into a tree in Plutaluang.Kamchai Srichan barely escaped a fiery death when he crashed his car into a tree in Plutaluang.

The head of the Naval Welfare Department gave cash and flowers to a mother of a young girl who lost her leg when a drunk sailor hit their motorbike in a July hit-and-run accident.

A mother was hurt while shielding her 9-month-old infant when the motorbike they and the child’s father were riding was hit by a car in Sattahip.

Jirada Saenghieng, 18, suffered broken bones in the Aug. 8 crash, but the child was unhurt.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:45

Fake cops prey on gambling Cambodians

A Sattahip fishing boat operator called on local police to find three men impersonating officers who extorted money off his Cambodian crewmen.

Pairoj Saeheng, 43, owner of the Chokmontree 3 fishing boat, at the Pratueng Fishing Bridge in Sattahip, said three men who claimed to be police “arrested” three Cambodian men while they were playing cards on his boat Aug. 14.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:04

Nong Nooch founder dies at 91

The founder of Pattaya’s award-winning Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Elephant Park has died at age 91.

Park director Kampol Tansajja announced the Aug 4 passing of his mother Nongnooch Tansajja, who founded the famed attraction in 1980. Funeral services began the same day at Tat Thong Temple in Bangkok and the cremation was Aug 10.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:08

Top police brass tour Samae San fishing port

Thailand’s deputy national police chief saw first how the country’s stricter new fishing regulations are being enforced during a visit to Sattahip.

Pol. Gen. Ek Angsananon toured the Port In/Port Out Control Center in Samae San July 25 to see how port officials are regulating fishing boats entering or leaving the fishing pier.

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