The Royal Thai Navy conducted a snap inspection of its patrol boats to ensure they are ready to aid victims of marine disasters during this year’s rainy season.
Vice Adm. Thanan Kempetch led the Aug. 2 check by the Battle Squadron on patrol boats and rescue craft.
The inspection was orchestrated from the deck of the Luang Similan Fleet at Juksamet Pier in Sattahip.
Navy Onshore Fleet and Strategic Services and the Disaster at Sea Relief Division used two helicopters, a medical patrol boat and medics from the Apakorn Kiethiwong Hospital in the drill, along with personnel from the Psychological Operations Unit and Public Relations Division.
Thanan said the inspection and drill were ordered as incidence of boat sinking and marine disasters increase substantially from August through October during the rainy season.