• Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:01:18
    Navy ship hits drawbridge, mast loose
    The mast of the Royal Thai Navy’s warship HTMS Surin sustained damage after the vessel hit the bascule Krungthep Bridge on Thursday morning.
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  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:05:56
    New life for turtles is birthday gift to King
    Schoolchildren took part in an annual turtle release at the Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Centre at Sattahip in Chonburi on Wednesday.
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  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:18:12
    Deputy PM kicks off tourist safety drill in Phuket
    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Third Area Command held its annual rescue and safety drill for tourists at the Marine National Park Operations Center yesterday.
  • Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:31:55
    Drilling for oil spill
    The Royal Thai Navy,in collaboration with the private sector, practices an oil-recovery mission in the sea off Chon Buri’s Sattahhip district on Thurseday.
  • Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:41:39
    Submarine deal shows Thailand’s growing reliance on China
    The Royal Thai Navy’s purchase on a Chinese submarine contributes to Thailand’s increasing dependency on the eastern country as well as the military’s growing budget trend, a security expert said on Wednesday.
  • Fri, 26 May 2017 16:20:23
    Vietnamese vessel and crew detained near island off South
    Officers on a Thai Navy patrol boat detained a Vietnamese fishing vessel and its crew for allegedly fishing in Thai waters off Nakhon Si Thammarat province without a permit.
  • Mon, 15 May 2017 19:18:37
    Chinese company in G2G submarine deal is state enterprise based, Navy insists
    The Royal Thai Navy on Monday clarified the government-to-government (G2G) submarine-purchase deal with China, saying that the Chinese company it has been dealing with is state enterprise-based and falls under China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.
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  • Sun, 14 May 2017 20:02:12
    Ombudsman’s office to set up committee to probe submarine deal
    The Office of the Ombudsman will soon set up a committee to investigate if there were any irregularities in the Bt13.5-billion submarine deal signed earlier this month by the Thai Navy and a Chinese state-owned company.
  • Mon, 08 May 2017 17:40:16
    Activist Srisuwan seeks court ruling on govt-to-govt submarine deal
    Activist Srisuwan Janya on Monday filed a petition to the Ombudsman, proposing that the Administrative Court rule on the legitimacy of the recent Bt13.5-billion submarine-purchase deal between Thailand and China, which he argued had been signed too swiftly and despite being shrouded in controversy.
  • Sun, 07 May 2017 01:00:00
    Subs ‘a govt-to-govt deal’
    THE recent submarine deal with China, and not the weapons it will be equipped with, will be the main focus of scrutiny for the Office of the Auditor-General as it started to look through piles of confidential documents at the Royal Thai Navy headquarters, Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas said.
  • Fri, 05 May 2017 15:35:21
    Thai navy signs Bt13.5-bn deal for Chinese submarine
    The Royal Thai Navy on Friday signed a Bt13.5-billion deal to buy the first Chinese-made submarine from state-owned China Shipbuilding and Offshore International (CSOC) in Beijing, marking the start of a programme to buy a total of three submarines.
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  • Wed, 03 May 2017 17:25:14
    Auditor-general to probe submarine purchase
    The Royal Thai Navy will tomorrow provide details of its plan to buy Chinese-made submarines, the first of which costing more than Bt10 billion, to top officials of the Office of Auditor-General.
  • Wed, 03 May 2017 01:00:00
    Prayut complains submarine briefing to the public ‘too open’ in providing details
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday said that a press briefing by the Royal Thai Navy on the controversial submarine purchase, which has been publicly criticised for being too expensive, might have been “too open” as information on national security should be kept confidential.
  • Mon, 01 May 2017 21:24:24
    Cost of submarines could rise: Navy
    THE Royal Thai Navy admitted Monday that the deal to buy three Chinese submarines could cost more than Bt36 billion – the initial price given by the government – if the Navy believes it requires more advanced technology.
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  • Tue, 02 May 2017 01:00:00
    Cost of submarines could rise
    Navy admits price for 3 Chinese vessels MIGHT top Bt36 bn if technology changes
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