Burmese fisherman rescued from Sattahip Bay

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The Royal Thai Navy rescued a Burmese fisherman who jumped overboard to escape a group of Cambodian crewmembers.

The HTMS Pattani pulled the naked, 29-year-old “Rambo” from the sea about 2.5 miles from Sattahip April 3. He was given food, clothes and a medical treatment.

Rambo said he’d been working in Thailand for seven years piloting a paired trawler. Recently, the Thai owner employed a crew of Cambodians who threatened him. While everyone was sleeping, he jumped ship.

Working in the kingdom illegally, Rambo was processed for deportation.

The Royal Thai Navy pulled Burmese fisherman “Rambo” (left) from the sea about 2.5 miles from Sattahip.The Royal Thai Navy pulled Burmese fisherman “Rambo” (left) from the sea about 2.5 miles from Sattahip.