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Foreign tourist finds missing sailor’s backpack off Koh Tao beach

  A TOURIST from Norway found the backpack of one of the sailors missing after the HTMS 442 Sukhothai sank in the Gulf of Thailand last Sunday off Koh Tao beach today (Dec. 24), Workpointtoday.com said. The unidentified tourist handed over the backpack to Pol. Lt. Thanawat Sukkhata, deputy head for investigation at Koh Tao

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Navy Chief undergoes punishment over inebriated captain

By Thai Newsroom Reporters NAVY CHIEF Adm. Somprasong Nilsamai is undergoing a physical, disciplinary punishment for three days to take responsibility for inappropriate behaviour of an inebriated captain, said navy spokesman Rear Adm. Pokkhrong Monthatpalin today (Dec. 28). Adm. Somprasong is spending three days as of today at a naval training centre in Sattahip where

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Navy moves buy 3 UAVs for coastal recon missions

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE THAI NAVY IS LOOKING to procure three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for planned deployment over coastal areas of the country, according to a navy source. Given an estimated 3.9 billion baht budget, the Naval Fleet’s Naval Air Division plans to buy three UAVs with medium-altitude, long-endurance maneuverability, the source said.

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Illegal seaside gazebo owners feel the heat as Navy takes action

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE OWNERS OF GAZEBOS illegally built on the shores of Surat Thani have been repeatedly urged to promptly dismantle those unpermitted structures or the authorities will do so instead. The navy’s Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre’s Second Area Commander Vice Adm Samrerng Chanthaso confirmed today (June 8) the navy-led authorities would

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