Navy, police join to boost security in Sattahip

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Royal Thai Navy and police stepped up security in Sattahip District following the Bangkok shrine bombing.

District Chief Parinya Phothisut and Capt. Khomsan Sonsupap, head of the Navy Stability Department, joined Pol. Col. Chuthidet Chansrong, superintendent of Najomtien Police, and Pol. Lt. Col. Arun Promphan, head of the Pattaya Tourist Police, Aug. 20 for a meeting with operators of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, the Cartoon Network Amazone water park, and the Ambassador City Hotel to discuss plans to protect tourists and residents.

After the meeting, attendees patrolled designated areas and put up signs promoting hotline numbers if anybody witnesses a potential threat of terrorism.

Contact numbers on the signs were the Security Department of Sattahip Naval base at 038-438-163 or 038-438-474; Najomtien Police at 038-255-700, and Sattahip District at 038-437-945.

Royal Thai Navy and local police patrolled tourism areas and put up signs in Sattahip promoting hotline numbers if anybody witnesses a potential threat of terrorism.Royal Thai Navy and local police patrolled tourism areas and put up signs in Sattahip promoting hotline numbers if anybody witnesses a potential threat of terrorism.

Parinya said that the Aug. 17 bombing of the Erawan shrine in the Ratchaprasong commercial district has spooked visitors and residents and could cause a major impact on tourism.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai ordered all districts to be on watch and tighten security in highly populated areas. In Sattahip, strict orders were given to cooperate and help ensure safety. The Sattahip Naval Base will take a major part in this mission until things settle down.