Tags : Marine


Thai Government Considers Setting up National Maritime Navigation Shipping Line

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s Transport Ministry is considering a plan to set up a “National Maritime Navigation Line,” which would be created as an affiliate of the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT). Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the shipping line would boost infrastructure deployment for the government’s southern land bridge and Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) schemes […]Read More


Phuket marine chief removed over Phoenix boat tragedy

The Marine Department has ordered an immediate transfer of the chief officer of Phuket Marine Office and the setting up of a panel to consider disciplinary action against him for alleged dereliction of duty that led to the sinking of Phoenix drive boat off Phuket on July 5, resulting in the deaths of 47 Chinese […]Read More


Marine department to impose harsh penalties to solve oil slick

BANGKOK, March 16 – The Marine Department plans to impose harsher punishment against those found to have released oil into the sea in the wake of recent oil slick in Thailand’s renowned eastern seaside resort of Bang Saen. The Marine Department director-general Sorasak Saensombat made remarks following the several kilometres oil slick illegally released off […]Read More


Department of Marine and Coastal Resources release sharks in Phuket

PHUKET, 1 December 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has organized a release of sharks and other sea creatures to the sea on the occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday anniversary. Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Director-General Noppon Srisuk presided over the release of sharks to the […]Read More


Four Marines killed in Narathiwat bomb blast

NARATHIWAT, April 22 – Four Marines were killed and six others were wounded in a bomb explosion at a marine base today in this southern border province. The bomb was found near a bridge in Bacho district and defused before being collected for further examination inside the base of Narathiwat Marine Task Force 32. Read […]Read More


Phuket villagers foraging for turtle eggs

PHUKET: The safety of turtle eggs in a protected nesting ground at the northern tip of Phuket is under investigation by the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. The Phuket Gazette contacted the foundation after a reader reported seeing turtle tracks and people probing for eggs in the area between Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa […]Read More