Royal Thai Navy commander-in-chief Admiral Leuchai Ruddit on Monday presided over the ritual ceremony for the Subhannahong Barge at the Royal Barge Museum in Thonburi’s Bangkok Noi.
The Navy is in the process of preparing the barge for the Royal Barge Procession as part of the Royal Coronation Ceremony for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
The ceremony will take place from May 4 to May 6 in Bangkok.
The procession will feature 52 royal barges, with a total of 2,098 Navy officers on board.
The King will also take the Subhannahong Barge for offering the Royal Kathin Robe at the Royal Kathin Ceremony in October.
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season.