Navy distributes flood aid, raft shelters in Ayutthaya

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The Royal Thai Navy built and delivered floating shelters for flood victims in hard-hit Ayutthaya as Sattahip-based SEALs distributed relief packages.

Capt. Apakorn Yukongkaew, deputy commander for the Sea, Air and Land division, handed out 4,000 care packages of food, medicine and water Oct. 20, even as the Navy’s base in Thonburi, Bangkok began setting large raft houses afloat.

Far from a conventional houseboat, the shelters are more akin to floating tents, with canvas roofs to keep out the sun and rain and metal sides. Far from a conventional houseboat, the shelters are more akin to floating tents, with canvas roofs to keep out the sun and rain and metal sides.

The base is pumping out 10 of the 3-by-6-meter rafts a day. Each can support 15 people or 1.2 tons and carries 200 liters of fuel. Far from a conventional houseboat, the shelters are more akin to floating tents, with canvas roofs to keep out the sun and rain and metal sides.

The navy needs more raw materials to construct more rafts. Those interested in donating can contact the Thonburi Naval Base at 02-475-439.