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China Passes Law Allowing Coastguard to Use Force against Foreign

China passed a new law Friday granting its coast guard more leeway in asserting Chinese claims in the contested South China Sea and authorizing the use of force against foreign vessels. The National People’s Congress passed the Coast Guard Law of the People’s Republic of China to help the China Coast Guard defend “national sovereignty, […]Read More


Over 900 asylum seekers rescued off Indonesian coast

On Friday, fishermen rescued over 700 asylum seekers whose boat sank, and the Indonesian Navy reportedly saved 200 more after they were found swimming along the coast of Aceh, Indonesia. Major general Fuad Basya, spokesman for the Indonesian military, said fisherman first noticed the people and a warship was deployed to retrieve them. The rescued […]Read More


Suspected Malaysia Airlines MH 370 debris found off Vietnam coast:

BANGKOK, March 9 – A Royal Thai Navy spokesman on Sunday announced that debris from Malaysia Airlines MH 370 had been located 153 nautical miles off the Vietnamese coast. Navy spokesman Rear Admiral Karn Dee-ubol gave an update on the case where the MH370 had disappeared with 239 persons on board on Saturday morning on […]Read More


250 Rohingya men swim ashore in Southern Thailand

Some 250 Rohingya men aged 15-40 swam ashore in Satun’s Thung Wa district yesterday morning after their boat was hit by a monsoon storm and their 15-day supply of food ran out. Two of the Rohingya men were seriously ill and reportedly remained on the boat. Read more: The NationRead More


Russian tourist saved from Phuket killer rip, flash warning issued

PHUKET: A proposal to post “Double Red Flag Rip Current” warnings at Phuket beaches gained momentum yesterday after a fit Russian tourist ignored a red warning flag and was caught in a flash rip, leading to a daring and dangerous rescue by members of the Surin-Bangtao Surf Lifesaving Club. The incident prompted lifeguards to issue […]Read More


Waves hit Trang beaches, eroding shoreline, roads

TRANG, May 29 – Nearly 100 homes and shops lining Pakmeng Beach in this southern province are facing coastal erosion and high tide, according to the local village head. Winai Chusiangchaew, a village official in Sikao district, said waves two metres high have hit the coast, felling pine trees and flooding the Chaomai-Hadchanglang beach. Read […]Read More


Turbulent seas at west coast, 1 person killed during storm

NAKHON SAWAN, 14 May 2013 (NNT) – The Meteorological Department of Thailand has warned that the approach of Cyclone Mahasen will churn up strong winds and high waves on Thailand’s west coast. In the meantime, 1 person was killed in Nakhon Sawan when a storm swept past the province. Cyclone Mahasen is moving from the […]Read More


Tropical storm, waves wreak havoc to Thai coastal villages

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, April 13 – A fierce tropical storm in the Gulf of Thailand stranded more than 70 fishing boats in this seaboard province ashore early this morning. A provincial official said huge waves, about four metres high, moved swiftly to the shore and hit several fishing communities in Ban Kan Kradao and Ban […]Read More