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Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

PHUKET: Royal Thai Navy ships HTMS Sriracha and HTMS Rin departed Phuket this morning (Apr 22) to begin the operation to remove the controversial “seastead” from its location some 42km south of Phuket.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 22 April 2019, 11:59AM


The ships left port at at the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command at Cape Panwa at 8am under operation "Remove Seastead".

Rear Admiral Vithanarat Kochaseni told the press this morning that he had been ordered by Vice Admiral Sittiporn Maskasem, Commander of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, to pversee the operation.

Three Navy boats are being used in the recovery operation, he said.

“The HTMS Sriracha will act as the command ship for the operation, the HTMS Mannai will carry the cabin unit while the HTMS Rin will be responsible for towing the spur of the base of the structure back to Phuket,” he said.

“It is expected that this operation will take about half a day to complete,” R/Adm Vithanarat said.

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“During the operation we will give priority to the safety of the personnel in carrying out the operations,” he added.

“We will be coordinating the operation with the Phuket Marine Office, which will store the structure at the Phuket Deep Sea Port. In total, to carry out this operation will take the involvement of 300 officials,” R/Adm Vithanarat said.

Phuket Vice Governor Supot Rotreuang Na Nongkhai said, “All this evidence seized will be held for Wichit Police investigators. They will expedite their investigation, which is expected to be concluded within one week.

“All the evidence seized eand the records of their investigation will be handed over to the Public Prosecutor as soon as possible,” V/Gov Supoj added.

 

 

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Kurt | 23 April 2019 - 12:50:38

Wow,Yeah, 300 'Officials' on 1 photo. That is a hell of a coordination job for a Rear Admiral.

Rorri_2 | 22 April 2019 - 19:01:51

I'm wondering if Thailand has any right to touch this object, from what we are told it is in international waters, if so, wouldn't the Thai navy be committing an international crime eg, piracy. Yes, I know it is in Thailand's "economic" zone, but that is different. Perhaps someone can clarify this.

Fascinated | 22 April 2019 - 16:00:49

300 officials- must be one heck of a photo op!.

Kurt | 22 April 2019 - 15:09:21

This whole Seastead affair is a thai exaggerated, overblown, hysterical matter. Where in the world they send a Rear Admiral out for removing such a small object? Guess he will get another medal for a morning at sea to look at the removal. And coordinated with Phuket Marine Office? Really? Probably the construction company is doing the removal job, and the rear admiral present for photo session.

BenPendejo | 22 April 2019 - 13:17:45

300 people involved??? Oh brother.  

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