Thailand and Indonesia kicked off a month of joint naval exercises aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two countries and mutually improving military tactical skills.
Oil spill or no, there’s only so long Thais can go without fresh seafood and sales of it have returned to normal at Rayong’s Phae beach area.
For weeks following the July 27 oil spill that blackened Koh Samet beaches and incited fears of that petroleum and dispersed chemicals had tainted marine life, sales of crab, shrimp and other seafood had dried up.
Sattahip Naval Base educated sailors on new on routine duties with the aim of increasing the efficiency of the base’s operation.
Rear Adm. Suppong Sirisonthi opened the Sept. 4 exhibition to educate sailors in each department with the intent the students would spread their knowledge to co-workers.
Saying it wants the outside of its park as lovely as the inside, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden dispatched elephants and employees to help pick up three kilometers of roadway in Kledkaew.
Sattahip Naval Base’s Savings and Credit Cooperative donated more than a half-million baht in scholarships to members’ children.
Base commander Vice Adm. Chainarong Charoenrak presided over the Aug. 29 event with representatives from Union Life Insurance and Krungthai Bank presenting the scholarships.
More than 300 military personnel and their family members donated blood as the Naval Recruit Training Center organized a drive in honor of HM the Queen’s 81st birthday.
Local fishermen are being blamed for a mysterious oil slick has washed up on a Sattahip beach, fouling the air and water for tourists and local business operators.
Four weapons specialists were injured when a training jet exploded during repairs at the Royal Thai Air Force base in U-Tapao.
The Royal Thai Navy put its latest patrol boat into service, adding to forces assigned to Thailand’s exclusive zone for drilling, fishing and natural resources.
The entire Sattahip Naval Base mobilized for a two-week sports competition aimed at building unity among troops.
Base deputy commander Rear Adm. Supong Sirisonthu kicked off the Aug. 21-Sept. 4 games, which pitted four teams against each other in billiards, snooker, badminton, football, futsal, petanque, volleyball and “navy sports.”