Tags : Vessel


High-speed Passenger Ship to Connect China, Taiwan

A high-speed passenger ship connecting mainland China to Taiwan is ready for its maiden voyage. Chinese official television showed images of the new ship “Haixia” and said the vessel will make its first trip Wednesday from Pingtan city in east China’s Fujian province to Taichung in Taiwan, with 500 people on board. Full story: VOANews.com […]Read More


Phuket taxi cartel grants US Military safe passage

PHUKET: More than 4,000 United States Military personnel arrived at Phuket’s Deep Sea Port yesterday with no reports of transport problems as they made their way to destinations around the island. The USS Boxer amphibious-ready group consisting of three ships – the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship, the USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock ship […]Read More


Ang Thong Islands National Marine Park to get uplifted

SURAT THANI, 21 August 2011 (NNT) – Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is speeding the development plan for facilities around Ang Thong Islands National Marine Park in Surat Thani province, hoping to draw more tourists and promote sustainable tourism in this area. According to Head of the National Marine Park Mr. […]Read More


An engine fire ruins Russians Thailand fishing trip

An engine fire on a fishing boat brought a climactic end to a day trip for 80 Russian tourists. The tourists had spent the day aboard the fishing vessel in the waters off Bang Saray, south of Pattaya. As the boat was coming back to Pattaya in the early evening, a fire broke out in […]Read More


China Irritates Neighbors as Tensions Rise in South China Sea

Tensions in the South China Sea over territorial disputes are rising once again with China clashing with Vietnam and the Philippines recently. The disputes come as the United States and ASEAN try to help those with claims in the resource rich waters resolve their differences through dialogue and avoid the use of force or threats. […]Read More


Taxis blockade Phuket cruise passengers – again

PHUKET: The latest taxi and tuk-tuk blockade at the Phuket Deep Sea Port led to a victory for the drivers, who from today will be given a “50-50 share” of access to disembarking cruise ship passengers. Vice Governor Nivit Aroonrat, Phuket City Police chief Chote Chitchai and local Marine Police brokered the agreement at about […]Read More


Foreign Ministry seeks to help Thai crew on vessel seized

BANGKOK, Dec 27 – Thailand’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is actively trying to help the crew aboard a Thai vessel seized by Somali pirates Friday in Omani waters in the Arabian Sea, a senior ministry official said on Monday. Thani Thongpakdi, director-general of the foreign ministry’s Information Department, made the statement following media reports that […]Read More