Patcharapol Panrak

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:53

Infant safe after being abandoned in Sattahip

Police are trying to locate the mother of a 2-month-old infant abandoned in Sattahip.

Chalerm Saenrath, 68, found the baby on her doorstep on Rin Suanluang Chumpon road in Moo 2 village Sept 26. The child appeared healthy but was brought to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center for a full checkup.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:47

Drug suspect dies in Sattahip police chase

A suspected drug user died after crashing his motorbike trying to escape police in Sattahip.

Chalermchai Threetip, 27, died of a broken neck after hitting a tree in the Sept. 29 crash at the 164-kilometer marker on Sukhumvit Road.

Police found 50 grams of marijuana on the body and a wound that appeared to have been caused by a bullet.

Witnesses said they saw Chalermchai speeding from the direction of Pattaya headed to Bang Saray, where he lived. Police at a checkpoint put on sirens and the cyclist sped up. Trying to duck pursuing officers, he lost control and crashed.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:39

Navy Region 1 command changes hands

Rear Adm. Susheep Hwangmaitree took over command of the Royal Thai Navy’s eastern region at a ceremony in Sattahip.

Vice Adm. Veeraphan Sukkon handed over the commander’s flag for Royal Thai Navy Region 1 Sept. 29 at the Sattahip Naval Base.

Royal Thai Navy officers and Buddhist monks wished more than 300 troops well before their deployment to strife-torn provinces in the south.

Rear Adm. Luechai Ruddit, commander of the Air and Coastal Defense Command, presided over departure ceremony for 10 armed units of 304 conscripts Sept. 22.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:20

Wild deer escapes temple, set free again

A wild deer that escaped from captivity at a Sattahip temple has been set free again.

A Samae San Moo 1 village headman alerted district officials that the animal had escaped from Khao Luang Poh Dam Temple Sept. 21. He feared local residents would capture and kill the animal for food.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:38

Land, sea parades bid farewell to navy brass

The Royal Thai Navy honored retiring officers with processions on land and sea.

Navy Commander-In-Chief Adm. Narong Pipatanasai - who himself is retiring to become education minister in the Cabinet - presided over the Sept. 15 ceremony at the Air and Coastal Defense Command in Sattahip.

A woman driver was critically injured after a tire blew, sending her Honda careening through eight light poles in Sattahip.

Royal Thai Navy Sgt. Natrin Chaiyatsatien was taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center following the 2 a.m. Sept. 17 accident on Sukhumvit Road near Plutaluang. Paramedics worked for an hour to free Natrin from her demolished Accord and her lower body was crushed.

A Royal Thai Navy officer has been charged with attempted murder for shooting a Nonthaburi man who intervened in a fight between the officer and the officer’s wife.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 13:49

Navy awards 621,000 baht in scholarships

The Sattahip Naval Base handed out over 600,000 baht in scholarships to families of navy personnel.

Vice Adm. Rerngrit Boonsongprasert, commander of the Savings and Credit Cooperatives, presided over the annual scholarship ceremony Sept. 19 at the Sanyabat Club. Top navy officers attended, along with executives from Saha Life Insurance Co. and management of the Omsin Bank.

Sattahip officials are investigating the cause of suspected water contamination believed responsible for sending at least 600 residents to the hospital with stomach ailments.

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