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  • Tom 8:43 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , dinosaurs, , , , , , , natural tourist attraction, Philippine, Royal Thai Navy, Sattahip, Sattahip bay, Sattahip Beach, , sea turtles, , Thai turtles, , , , , , ,   

    Protected Thai turtles in Sattahip 

    Sattahip bay

    Sattahip bay: Flickr.com

    Despite being hunted as food and medicine in some countries, turtles, the ancient symbols of longevity which outlived the dinosaurs, survive well in Sattahip under the care of the Royal Thai Navy.

    The Royal Thai Navy has a role in the protection of turtles in response to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s concern on the preservation of Thai turtles. A center has been established with an aim to nurture the sea turtles and return as much as possible to the sea.

    The Sea Turtle Conservation Center was set up on the coast of Sattahip bay in 1992 with the help of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote the place as a natural tourist attraction. The area is under the responsibility of the Air and Coastal Defense Command of the Royal Thai Navy. (More …)

  • Tom 8:32 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Antique warship, , battle, battle ship, HTMS Lanta, , Korean Wars, , , Royal Thai 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 7:23 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: biological diversities, , humans, , , , , marine animals, mountaintop, , , natural history museum, , , Royal Thai Navy, , Sea Natural Museum, , Thai Island, ,   

    Thai Island and Sea Natural Museum 

    Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn once said “To love our natural resources is true patriotism” and the Royal Thai Navy is a true patriotic entity of the Kingdom. The navy’s Thai Island and Sea Natural Museum in the eastern province of Chon Buri is concrete proof of the navy’s environmental conservation effort.

    The museum was initiated by Her Royal Highness who has concern for marine natural resources. The museum, located on the mountaintop of Ma Jor in Sathaheep district, was completed in 2007.

    Proudly serving as Thailand’s first natural history museum, it is a one-stop display of biological diversities, plants, and marine animals. Spreading over 16 Rai or 100 hectares, it overlooks Samae Sarn and other eight surrounding islands. The museum hopes to create harmony between humans and nature and to help instill environmental awareness in people from all walks of life. (More …)

  • Tom 5:02 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Beautiful Sea, , Commander, , Ko Kham, Koh Kham, , , Royal Thai 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 9:53 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: beverages, , Moonlight, , , Royal Thai Navy, , , , Yacht Club, ,   

    ‘Phuket King’s Cup Regatta’ is rolling 

    Phuket will be hosting Asia’s biggest international yachting competition, the “Phuket King’s Cup Regatta” during 28 November – 5 December 2009 in honor of His Majesty.

    Phuket Vice Governor, Mr Tri Akradecha, said the 23rd Regatta is organized by the Province of Phuket in cooperation with the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the Royal Thai Navy. The event will be held on Kata Beach, Phuket to celebrate His Majesty’s Birthday on 5 December and to promote tourism during the high season. (More …)

  • Tom 11:26 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Chakri Naruebet, , cosmetic, females, GPS, , , HTMS Chakri Naruebet, , jellyfish, , Koh Kram, microchip, , , plastic bags, , Royal Thai Navy, , 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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