Navy boss visits 3 injured marines in Sattahip

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Royal Thai Navy commander Adm. Surasak Runroengrom traveled to Sattahip to visit three marines injured in last month’s deadly bomb blast.

The commander presented gift baskets to petty officers first-class Sayan Inbut, Thongchai Suyuwong and Sarawuth Tapanannont at Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center May 9.

The marines were injured and three others were killed April 23 inside a Narathiwat naval base while a bomb-removal team was inspecting a 25 kg. bomb they thought they defused near a bridge in Bancho district April 22. Investigators believe the bomb was rigged with multiple trigger mechanisms, an unusual tactic among Muslim insurgents. Six others were wounded.

Royal Thai Navy commander Adm. Surasak Runroengrom presents a gift basket to Petty Officer First-Class Sayan Inbut, one of three marines injured in last month’s deadly bomb blast in the restive south.Royal Thai Navy commander Adm. Surasak Runroengrom presents a gift basket to Petty Officer First-Class Sayan Inbut, one of three marines injured in last month’s deadly bomb blast in the restive south.

Surasak offered encouragement to the injured marines, promising family members the Royal Thai Navy would provide full care for their recovery. All three were provided grants under the Namjai Thai Fund, which will compensate the family and provide scholarships for their children.

Hospital Director Rear Adm. Khanin Chumworkthayee said all three of the marines are out of danger and are recovering from perforated eardrums and blurry vision.