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Thai-US navies continue search of HTMS Sukhothai wreck today

The Thai and US navies are entering the fifth day of their joint operation to search for the remains of five crew members missing from sunken HTMS Sukhothai. A search…

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Commercial fishing restrictions in Gulf of Thailand start February 15

The Fisheries Department has announced a 3-month commercial fishing restriction in the Gulf of Thailand, starting February 15, to protect spawning mackerel and to allow their fry to mature. The…

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File photo : PM Srettha Thavisin

Srettha’s zealous diplomatic outreach to secure investments yet to bear fruit

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has set a record for the most number of foreign trips by a premier in just four months in office, but he has little to show…

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An iconic Mae Klong culinary delight brings together a handful of fresh vegetables, sensational chilli relish, and pan-fried mackerel.//Photo by TAT’s Samut Songkhram Office

Lip-smacking Mae Klong mackerel: a real treat for the taste buds

The viral sensation, or perhaps the cheeky mimicry, of mackerel ice cream on a stick promises to captivate the taste buds of young visitors to the Mackerel Festival in the…

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Rare parrot fish photographed in Gulf of Thailand

A green humphead parrot fish, the largest and very rare species of parrot fish, was recently photographed in the Gulf of Thailand, near Losin Island off Pattani province, according Assistant…

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Tropical storm Talim to bring more rain to Thailand from Wednesday

Tropical storm Talim is forecast to make landfall in northern Vietnam by Wednesday and is likely to bring more rain, with isolated heavy to very heavy downfalls in northern, north-eastern,…

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HTMS Sukhothai communications dome found Thursday, five crew still missing

A communications dome, belonging to sunken HTMS Sukhothai, was found drifting at sea this morning (Thursday), but there is still no trace of the last five missing crew members, as…

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Search teams hope to find last 16 missing HTMS Sukhothai crew on Sunday

Search teams expect to find the 16 crew of the HTMS Sukhothai who remain missing tomorrow (Sunday), hopefully including survivors, Vice Admiral Pichai Lorchusakul, commander of the First Naval Area…

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Six more bodies found floating in Gulf of Thailand sent for identification

The team searching for crew, missing from the sunken HTMS Sukhothai, found six more bodies drifting at sea off the Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan today (Saturday), reducing…

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Opposition demand Thai PM’s resignation as defence minister over HTMS Sukhothai tragedy

Thailand’s opposition parties are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from his position as Defence Minister, to demonstrate responsibility over the sinking of HTMS Sukhothai in the Gulf…

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Thai navy vessel with crew of 106 sinks in rough seas in Gulf of Thailand

The Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) Ratanakosin-class corvette, HMS Sukhothai, sank in rough seas in the Gulf of Thailand at about 11.30pm on Sunday night. The RTN reported this morning (Monday)…

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Yellow-band disease affecting corals in Gulf of Thailand

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has been coordinating with numerous agencies to tackle yellow-band disease, which has infected some corals in the Gulf of Thailand, said Atthaphon Charoenchansa,…

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Sealing of damaged Rayong oil pipeline expected to be completed on Friday

After days of delays in efforts to seal one of the two ruptures in a flexible submarine oil pipeline, Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC) is set to install a collar…

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Fingerprinting process used to determine source of new oil film in sea off Laem Charoen beach

Officials from Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Marine and Coastal Resources Department have collected samples from a film of oil floating in the sea near Laem Charoen beach, in…

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Koh Kut resort expresses regrets for massive fire, insists smoke detectors were installed

A luxury resort on Thailand’s Koh Kut island has issued a statement regarding Sunday’s massive fire, expressing regret and concern for those affected, while insisting that all villas within the…

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Oil company fixing pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand after failure to mend a valve

Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC) has changed the repair plan to focus on fixing two ruptures in the submarine oil pipeline with special adhesive material. This process may take eight…

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Tanker caught discharging oil into the sea off Thailand’s Chon Buri province

The skipper of an aging oil tanker is facing charges for violating the Navigation in Thai Waters Act by allegedly discharging about 3,000 litres of oil into the sea off…

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Residual oil to be removed from fractured pipe in Gulf of Thailand Thursday

Divers from the maintenance team of Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC) have managed to close three valves on the ruptured submarine oil pipeline after two days of effort, paving the way…

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Marine Department to propose revocation of SPRC’s operating license

Marine Department to propose revocation of SPRC’s operating license

The Marine Department is set to propose, to the Ministry of Transport, the revocation of the operating license of Star Petroleum Refining Plc (SPRC), the oil company responsible for oil…

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Repair of oil pipeline in Gulf of Thailand expected to take ten days

The delicate work of plugging the ruptured submarine oil pipeline is set to begin soon, but only after all 12,000 litres of crude oil still in the pipe are removed….

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Plan to fix ruptured oil pipeline off Rayong still awaiting approval

Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC) has presented its plan, to the Rayong office of the Marine Department, for repairs to the ruptured undersea oil pipeline connected to the company’s offshore…

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Oil found in water near SPRC seaport at Thailand’s Map Ta Phut after leak

Patches of a thin film of oil were detected this morning (Friday) about three nautical miles in front of the Map Ta Phut seaport of Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC) as…

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Another oil spill reported at same spot in Gulf of Thailand on Thursday

Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC), the company behind the oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand two weeks ago in January, revealed today (Thursday) that there has been another spill and…

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Press conference by the command centre on February 3, 2022

Thailand to close oil leak command centre after less than two weeks

Thailand is set to close the command centre handling the oil leak in its eastern province of Rayong today (Friday), after the slicks leaked in the Gulf of Thailand last…

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Oil spill in Gulf of Thailand expected to be contained in 7-10 days with dispersants

Thailand’s navy and pollution experts are rushing to clear up an oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong today (Thursday), after…

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Naval vessels dispatched to help in fight oil spill in Gulf of Thailand

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has ordered three naval vessels from the First Fleet Command to be dispatched to help in containing oil leaking from a sunken tanker in the…

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Operation ordered to contain oil on sunken oil tanker 24 miles from Chumphon estuary

Thailand’s Marine Department has been ordered to coordinate with the Royal Thai Navy to take immediate steps to contain oil spilling from a sunken tanker in the Gulf, before any…

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Seven rescued from Gulf of Thailand after speed boat sinks

Six passengers and the skipper of a speed boat have been rescued as they were floating in the sea, about four kilometres from the shore of Laem Ngob district of…

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Ghost ship in Gulf of Thailand sinks

The mysterious unmanned ship, which was found floating in the Gulf of Thailand about 100 miles off the coast of Songkhla province, sank on Saturday night, despite attempts by the…

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Tropical storm “Son-tinh” brings more rain to upper Thailand

The upper part of Thailand will have more rain and isolated heavy to very heavy rain during July 18-21 as Tropical Storm “Son-tinh,” which is moving in the westerly direction…

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