The Sattahip Naval Base sent boats, rescue equipment and troops to assist flood-relief efforts in Ayutthaya.
Capt. Suphasit Boorna-oosoth, Navy Region 1 deputy director for civil affairs, dispatched five frogmen from the Naval Special Warfare unit as well as a two trucks, two rescue boats, two rubber Zodiac-style boats and 100 tires to hard-hit Phranakhorn Sri Ayuthaya.
Vice Adm. Pongsak Phuriroj, likewise, assigned 18 men to deliver five rubber boats and three trucks.
With dark skies as a backdrop, the navel convoy prepares to leave to assist flood-relief efforts in Ayutthaya.
He said navy units around the country are responding to the floods, believed to be the worst in as many as nine decades. Concerned citizens can donate to relief efforts by calling 038-437-927.