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  • Tom 8:22 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , air force, armed forces, army, , , Bhumibol Adulyadej, commanders, , , , , interest, , King Bhumibol, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Navy, , , public interest,   

    King asks Thais to work for common interest 

    King asks Thais to work for common interest

    Thailand’s revered and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej has asked his subjects to work with utmost efficiency and for the benefit of the public interest.

    King Bhumibol, who has been hospitalised at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital since September 19, initially with a lung infection and fever, said in his New Year message televised late Thursday that Thais who love their country should dedicate themselves to carrying out the tasks they have before them to the best of their ability. (More …)

  • Tom 8:32 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Antique warship, , battle, battle ship, HTMS Lanta, , Korean Wars, , Navy, , , , , , , , , , United States Navy, USS Stone County, , , Vietnam Wars, voyages, Wars, warship,   

    Antique warship to be turned into museum 

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141)

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141): Flickr.com

    The HTMS Lanta, a famous battle ships belonging to the Royal Thai Navy, is soon to tell its proud history to visitors by becoming a learning center.

    Formerly known as the USS Stone County, the Lanta was built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company and was commissioned on 9 May 1945. The ship served the United States Navy until the year 1969 when it was sold to the Royal Thai Navy in 1973. It became the fourth ship in the Royal fleet.

    The ship participated in many missions including voyages to the second World War. It has received battle awards for service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (More …)

  • Tom 5:02 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Beautiful Sea, , Commander, , Ko Kham, Koh Kham, Navy, , , , , submarine, , underwater,   

    Thai Navy on Save-the-Sea Mission 

    Royal Thai Navy patrol boats on the Chao Praya River, Bangkok

    Royal Thai Navy patrol boats on the Chao Praya River, Bangkok: flickr.com

    Little do people know that there are more than just stereotypical battle ships and submarines involved in the Royal Thai Navy’s daily task. The Navy’s environmental conservation program is among those many proud-to-present missions, considering the changes it has been contributing to the area. The program was just a small project when it was initiated some 20 years ago. Today volunteers from all over the country are drawn to join the activity.

    First Naval Area Commander, Vice Admiral Khanat Thongpool, said the division is responsible for patrolling the upper Gulf of Thailand to monitor basically every single inch of the sea from the wellbeing of the reefs to illegal toxic waste dump. In the latter case, the Navy has a full authority to make an arrest. This specific task makes the Thai Navy uniquely different from counterparts in other countries. (More …)

  • Tom 11:26 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Chakri Naruebet, , cosmetic, females, GPS, , , HTMS Chakri Naruebet, , jellyfish, , Koh Kram, microchip, Navy, , plastic bags, , , , Sea Turtle, seafarers, shells, Sri Lanka, , , , ,   

    Navy to the rescue! 

    What more appropriate source of aid for the imperilled turtle than a body of seafarers?

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    You’re allowed to touch the larger turtles.

    Apart from providing a semi-permanent berth for the world’s smallest and the Kingdom’s only aircraft carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, and operating a restaurant which serves up some surprisingly tasty seafood dishes (cooked by navy personnel, no less!), the country’s largest naval base in Sattahip, a district of Chon Buri, is also the unlikely home for a sea turtle conservation centre.

    Commercial turtle fishery was outlawed in Thailand back in 1947 and since 1950 the Royal Thai Navy has been responsible for the welfare of sea turtles born along the Chon Buri coast and on islands off Sattahip. Of these, Koh Kram boasts the largest turtle hatchery in the country and is the birthplace of some 30,000 of the little critters each year. (More …)

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