A hundred couples got their marriages off to bumpy starts when they took their Valentine’s Day wedding vows on the backs of elephants at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.
A drunk Kanchanaburi man was arrested on burglary charges after sneaking into his former employer’s factory in Sattahip.
Wuthichai Muangmon was captured by security guard Vinai Pitsanusaeng around 4 a.m. Feb. 11 inside the Best Tech factory at the Sattahip Pier. Clearly intoxicated he was taken into custody and his motorbike seized by Sattahip Police.
Wuthichai Muangmon has been remanded in custody for breaking and entering.
Vinai told investigators he saw Wuthichai climbing the wall around the property and hide in the factory. He was charged with planning to rob Best Tech, where he worked until being fired for abusing methamphetamines.
Wuthichai denied the charges, claiming he was drunk and simply needed a place to sleep.
A heartbroken Cambodian fisherman died after falling into the sea and drowning following an all-night drinking session.
Identified only as “Sim,” 35, the sailor fell off the Wanneepchock 10 at Bang Saray’s Petai Pier Feb. 10. Rescue officers arrived as his unconscious body was pulled to the surface. He was later pronounced dead at Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center.
Coworkers said Sim recently had his heart broken by a karaoke girl and, in his sorrow, began drinking cheap rice whiskey the night before. He apparently passed out and fell into the sea, where he drowned.
A Royal Thai Navy private was injured after crashing his truck on a cliff-side road in Plutaluang.
Pvt. Sukhee Janthages, 23, was thrown from his Isuzu pickup and was found unconscious following the Feb. 12 accident on Phukaung Hill. He was taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center for treatment.
A weak parking brake turned into a watery accident when a pickup truck fell into the sea in Sattahip.
Petty Officer 1st Class Watcharanet Chairop, 30, said he pulled the hand brake when he parked his Mitsubishi Triton near Sattahip Bay beach barrier Feb. 11. Not realizing how steep the slope was, the left the car only to return and find waves lapping at its rear end in the sand.
Sattahip Naval Base and area rescue workers took an hour to salvage the vehicle with a tow truck.
Try explaining this to your insurance company.
About 300 Royal Thai Navy sailors are training through mid-March to take over airport security and coastal patrols in southern Thailand.
Capt. Wasant Sathornkij opened the month-long training course Feb. 11 at the Air and Coastal Defense Command in Sattahip.
The annual Cobra Gold naval exercise is underway again in Thailand with China participating for the first time.
Royal Thai Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Narong Phipatanasai opened the amphibious-assault training exercises on the Hat Yao training field in Samae San Feb. 14. Joining co-hosts Thailand and the United States this year are Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and, for the first time, the People’s Republic of China.
The homes of three Royal Thai Navy personnel were destroyed in a fire while residents went out to vote on Election Day.