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  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    NYK and an affiliate of Thai Oil Public Co. Ltd. (Thai Oil) have agreed to terms on a long-term contract for the charter of the very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC) Tateyama (built: 2002; DWT: about 300,000 tonnes) to shuttle oil primarily from the Arabian Sea to Thailand. The contract, which is for at least three […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a world leading provider of naval electronic systems, has founded a Naval Support Centre (NSC) in Thailand in order to support the Royal Thai Navy. This ATLAS NAVAL SUPPORT CENTRE is a joint venture company with strong Thai shareholding. Based on the good and trustful cooperation with Suprom Chaiyakul of Prompaiboon Associates, this […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    NYK has started transporting oil for an affiliate of the Thai Oil Public Co. Ltd. (Thai Oil) using a third very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC), Taizan (built: 2002; DWT: about 300,000 tonnes). Taizan is scheduled to shuttle oil primarily from the Arabian Gulf to Thailand for three years, which will allow for the continued economic […]

  • 27 September 2012

    Thai and Myanmar leaders have introduced plans to form a joint committee to supervise the construction of the Dawei deep-sea port in Myanmar. According to, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in her meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein discussed the Thai-Myanmar cooperation on the development of the Dawei deep seaport and other development projects […]

  • 2 May 2005

    Five heavily-armed Indonesian men who tried to take over a Thai fishing boat in the Andaman Sea have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of piracy and illegal possession of weapons, the Thai army said on Monday. The Thai navy boarded the fishing boat last week after it signalled it was in distress […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) is responsible for surveying the navigable waterways of Thailand and producing official nautical products to serve both the Royal Thai Navy and mariners. In addition, the hydrographic department has the vision to support all dimensions of operations for the Royal Thai Navy by the end of 2024. This includes […]

  • 2 June 2005

    Pirates have kidnapped a Thai captain and crewman from a tanker in the busy Malacca Strait. The head of the Piracy Reporting Centre of the London-based International Maritime Bureau, Noel Choong, says the pirates have already demanded a ransom. Mr Choong says the band of between five and eight pirates approached on a fast boat […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to push forward the construction of a joint transportation route after receiving the green light from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Committee. Following a recent visit to Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri province by Myanmar President Thein Sein, Minister of Transport Charupong Ruangsuwan stated that the president is intent […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Business & Finance

      ST Marine today held a ceremony for preliminary acceptance and delivery of the 141m Landing Platform Dock (LPD), which it designed and built for Royal Thai Navy at its Benoi yard. The ceremony held in the morning was graced by Admiral Surasak Rounroengrom, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, and His Excellency Mr Marut […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Members of the Royal Thai navy’s Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Division – Ordnance Department received a demonstration from members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 while visiting the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 27. The tour showcased a joint effort to exchange knowledge of each other’s operations. “We combine […]

  • 3 February 2015

    The Thai Canal, also known as Kra Canal, that would cut through southern Thailand to enable improved transportation in the region, could be part of the new “Maritime Silk Road” in the South of Thailand. The concept was presented to local media by Pakdee Tanapura, deputy director of the economic section at Thai-Chinese Cultural and Economic […]

  • 18 May 2011

    The navy will deploy armed guards aboard Thai cargo vessels travelling in the Gulf of Aden under its renewed anti-piracy mission set to start in July this year, navy sources say. The guards, to be selected from Sea-air-land (Seal) special warfare units and recon servicemen of the Royal Thai Marine Corps, will work in parallel […]

  • 1 December 2014

    The missing Indonesia-flagged tanker Srikandi 515 has been identified and located at approximately 9 nm off Narathiwat province, Thailand by the Royal Thai Navy and Thai Marine Police, anti-piracy watchdog ReCAAP reported in an update on November 27. Thai authorities also apprehended eight perpetrators onboard Srikandi 515, which was reportedly repainted and renamed from “Srikandi 515” to “Chong Li 2”. The palm […]

  • 5 July 2013

    Bangladeshi cargo ship MV Hope capsized in heavy seas south of Phuket, Thailand on Thursday morning with 17 crew members onboard, the Royal Thai Navy reported. Six MV Hope’s crew members were rescued. Five of them were found in a lifeboat and rescued by a German container ship Buxmoon. The Royal Thai Navy managed to […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Thailand’s Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) expanded its fleet with a second-hand dry bulk vessel, MV Thor Chaiyo.

  • 26 November 2006

    An Australian yachtsman has been rescued by Thai marine police after spending three weeks adrift with no engine on a voyage from Australia to the southern Thai city of Phuket. The lone sailor, named as 52-year-old Rocky Donald, had survived on rain water and instant noodles after his rations and drinks ran out.

  • 29 September 2006

    A Japanese registered fishing vessel, “Ryoei Maro”, damaged in a collision with a Thai vessel, off the coast of Angoche district, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, sank on Thursday, media reports Friday quoted Angoche maritime authorities as saying. The Mozambican authorities are working to rescue the 22 crew members of the “Ryoei Maro” […]

  • 3 April 2012

      ST Marine today held a ceremony for preliminary acceptance and delivery of the 141m Landing Platform Dock (LPD), which it designed and built for Royal Thai Navy at its Benoi yard. The ceremony held in the morning was graced by Admiral Surasak Rounroengrom, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, and His Excellency Mr Marut […]

  • 6 December 2011

    A new Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by BAE Systems, being built by the Royal Thai Navy has been launched at a ceremony at the Mahidol Adulyadej Naval Dockyard. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn launched HTMS Krabi on Friday. The launching comes just 15 months after the vessel’s keel laying ceremony in August 2010. Mick Ord, Managing Director of […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The bomb that was placed by a group of pirates on board Thai product tanker Lapin turned out to be a dud, Thai Navy said on Monday. According to the Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal officers, the device comprised an electrical circuit and battery without any explosive powder. The device was destroyed by using a high-pressure […]

  • 8 July 2013

    Three more survivors were found and two bodies recovered over the weekend following the capsizing incident of cargo ship MV Hope, which occurred on Thursday morning off Phuket, Royal Thai Navy reported. The search continues for other six crew members that have gone missing. The towing of the capsized vessel has commenced. The vessel will […]

  • 8 October 2012

      A fire broke out aboard a rust-covered 80-meter long liquid petroleum gas (LPG) carrier Kantika on Sunday morning at about 8.30am offshore Phuket, Thailand, the Phuket News reports. The Thai-registered ship, owned by Ayudhya Public Co, had fortunately unloaded its cargo prior to the incident. “I was working in the aft engine room. I […]