A British man was killed and two others injured when their Jeep crashed into the back of a large milk truck on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip.
Sattahip officials worked to keep drunk driving to a minimum through opening alcohol checkpoints during the holidays.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and top police officials formally opened the first checkpoint in front of Singsamut School Dec. 27. Civil-defense volunteers, medics and doctors from Sattahip Hospital also attended.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is hoping dancing elephants will awaken the park’s fading tourist numbers.
The Royal Thai Navy continued its effort to repopulate the Gulf of Thailand’s battered marine ecosystem, again releasing hundreds of turtles into the wild for HM the King’s birthday.
Coastal-defense forces of the Royal Thai Navy paraded for superiors in an annual show of readiness in Sattahip.
Rear Adm. Ruechai Ruddit, head of the Air and Coastal Defense Command, reviewed the nine battalions Dec. 9. Every chief and commander of every regiment attended the event.
Military veterans donated fire-resistant fabric and basic necessities to marines serving in Thailand’s strife-ridden south.
Adm. Chaiwat Sathondee, head of the War Veterans Organization, made the donation while laying flower garlands at the Royal Thai Marines monument at Krom Luang Chumphon Camp in Sattahip Dec. 17.
Military, government and local residents marked the 88th anniversary of the death of HM King Vajiravudh, who donated the land on which the Sattahip Naval Base was eventually built.
About 300 people worked to restore the marine environment around Koh Khram to honor HM the King for his recent birthday.
Vice Adm. Weerapan Sukgon, head of the Royal Thai Navy’s First Area Command, opened the Dec. 12 activity at Koh Kham Undersea Park.