Sattahip Technical College introduced educational trends to students seeking technical training during the 18th annual Thai-Austrian Tech fair.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh opened the event Dec. 19 with Director Watcharin Siriphanit.
Sattahip police arrested a Cambodian woman accused of running a ring of Thai drug dealers throughout the area.
So Lee, 42, was apprehended Dec. 24 along with Sujinan Romsukh, 18; Thaweepop Saraakhum, 18; Chawa Chonsri, 28; and Weerawat Malai, 19. During the arrests, police seized a total of 445 methamphetamine tablets, a half-gram of crystal meth and 4,900 baht.
A Ford Motor Co. employee driving a Nissan saw his car explode after its liquid petroleum gas tank caught fire.
Manop Kaewmanee, 32, escaped injury in the Dec. 23 accident near Udomsak in Sattahip. The Nissan Cerena, however, was destroyed.
A Burmese fishing boat captain was arrested for allegedly killing a crewmember while high on drugs, then throwing his body overboard.
Su-in Ong, 32, was apprehended at Sattahip’s Suwit fishing pier Dec. 21. Police recovered the body of Burmese crewmember Tansao, 31, from four meters of water near the jetty. Investigators discovered blood and a steel bar presumed to be the murder weapon on board the boat.
Six Cambodian crewmembers, accused of conspiring in the murder, were also taken into custody. Police believe all the crew had been drinking grain alcohol until the captain began acting out, then hitting the victim in the head before tossing him overboard. The captain reportedly confessed to using drugs.
Military officials celebrated the 132nd birthday of HRH Abhakara Kiartivongse, the Prince of Chumphon considered the father of the Royal Thai Navy.
Vice Adm. Chainarong Charoenrak led the Dec. 19 commemoration at the Prince Chumphon Monument in Nongtakien Public Park in Sattahip. Religious ceremonies were performed by 10 area monks.
Royal Thai Navy officials celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Sattahip Naval Base with religious services and speeches.
Vice Adm. Chainarong Charoenrak presided over the Dec. 24 ceremony. Ten monks prayed for prosperity of the Navy and its personnel while guests presented flowers of congratulations.
A teenager sustained cuts and broken bones when he crashed his motorbike into a pile of dirt left on Sukhumvit Road by construction workers.
Singhsamut student Chettnath Nutnet, 15, was treated at Queen Sirikit Hospital after the Dec. 19 accident at the 167-kilometer marker in Bang Saray.
A Ban Chang couple was arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamines from their hotel room.
National Command Control for Drugs and Sattahip authorities apprehended Panjarat Panti, 25, and Chalissa Sungrung, 23, Dec. 20 at Dala Hotel. Officers confiscated 16 ya ba tablets, 0.8g of crystal methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.
Investigators alleged the two are affiliated with incarcerated drug trafficker Therdthut Suwannit and rent hotel rooms around the area to sell drugs to people partying at area clubs. Chalissa worked as a waitress in a karaoke bar.
The Royal Thai Fleet celebrated its Founder’s Day with top navy officials and a merit-making ceremony.
Navy commandant Adm. Khanat Thongpool presided over the 89th annual ceremony Dec. 19 at fleet headquarters in Sattahip. The navy also celebrates the date as Apakorn Day, the birthday of the 19th century’s HRH Abhakara Kiartivongse, the prince of Chumphon considered the father of the Royal Thai Navy.
Residents near Rayong’s Ban Nong Sanum are complaining about foul odors caused by illegal garbage dumping in the national park.
Over a dozen neighbors and community leaders swept through the forested area Dec. 12, picking up trash and burying rubbish to help clean the look and smell of the park.