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Three sea turtles washed up on Phuket beaches

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A green turtle and two hawksbill sea turtles have been found on Laypang, Kata and Kamala Beaches yesterday (June 9).

Officials at the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit were notified by a staff member of a hotel in Cherng Talay that a turtle had been washed up on to Laypang Beach entangled in a fishing net. Hotel staff members were quick on hand in helping to free the turtle from the fishing net.

Officials say the green turtle is 5-7 years of age, weighed 7.4 kilograms and 41cm across the shell. Scratches were found on its shrll and flippers. The turtle is still strong but needed to be treated at the centre.

Another turtle was found stuck entangled with a fishing net at Kata Beach. Local residents were helping to free the turtle from the net when marine officials arrived to help and provide some advice and veterinary care.

Officials say this hawksbill sea turtle is 2-5 years of age, weighs 2.6 kilograms and 30cm across the shell. Its flippers were swollen from its ordeal. Veterinarians have provided injections and medication to prevent an infection and will keep in under watch until it recovers for later release.

On the same day Kamala rescue workers were notified that a turtle has been washed up on Kamala Beach near the Kamala Police Station. Officials say that hawksbill sea turtle was 3-5 year old.

Contact info for the Aquarium and Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit…

TELEPHONE: 07 639 1126

WEBSITES: www.pmbc.go.th, www.phuketaquarium.org

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SUV catches fire sitting in Trang’s hot sun

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PHOTOS: Earn Benjakun

A SUV has caught fire while it was parked in the hot southern sun in Trang over the weekend.

Fire fighters in Trang were notified of the burning SUV in Yan Ta Khao District in Trang at 2pm on Sunday.

Fire fighters arrived to find the SUV ablaze. It took about 15 minutes to control the fire.

The SUV owner, 35 years old Tanchanok Sasri, says that she has parked the SUV outside her home for about two hours under the hot midday sun. A neighbour alerted the woman that her SUV had caught fire.

Tanchanok says she also lost 200,000 baht cash which was left inside the SUV.

Investigators are trying to find the cause of the original ignition of the fire that destroyed the black SUV.

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Massive fire at Koh Samui incinerator – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Government Public Relation Department Region 5

An incinerator caught fire on Koh Samui, off the coast of Surat Thani last night.

“That’s what incinerators are meant to do,” we hear you cry. But this one was totally out of control destroying the entire structure.

The Government Public Relation Department Region 5 reports that the fire started at the incinerator at 6pm last night. The fire spread across the facility, an area of 50 x 100 metres.

Seven fire units along with five water trucks arrived at the scene. Fire fighters took about four hours to get the fire under control.

Surat Thani Governor Wichawut Jintoe inspected the scene last night. No deaths or injuries were reported.

At this stage it is believed that the fire might have started from a combination of hot weather, festering garbage and the strong winds.

Forensic Police are on location today to investigate the cause of the big fire.

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Phuket’s ‘seastead’ is now a sad ‘homestead’ back on shore – VIDEO

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The Phuket seastead removal operation was a success yesterday, according to the Royal Thai Navy. The controversial seastead structure is now under guard at the Port of Thailand. The Royal Thai Navy says they are confident with the evidence they have for any litigation that may follow the removal of the structure from its offshore home, some 22 kilometres off the coast of Phuket.

About 300 navy officers were involved in the process removing the structure from the south east coast of the island yesterday morning.

Read more about yesterday’s pack-up and removal operation HERE.

The seastead finally arrived at the Phuket Deep Sea Port in Cape Panwa at about 10pm last night.

The Royal Thai Navy says they are not afraid of being sued over their actions.

The Ocean Builders Company has foreshadowed legal action over the Thai Government and Navy’s actions in relation to the seastead which was proposed to be the first of many similar structures for an offshore colony.

Read more about proposed legal action from Ocean Builders HERE.

PHUKETThe Royal Thai Navy today separated the 'seastead' structure from its pylon and floating pontoon today for its new home back at the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa where it will be held as evidence in whatever legal proceedings which are to follow.VIDEO: Kritsada Mueanhawong

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