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  • Thailand News

    Fisherman swept away in Chiang Mai, search efforts intensify

    Search efforts continue for a missing fisherman swept away by heavy waves while fishing in Chiang Mai. Relatives conducted a ceremony to appease local spirits as authorities were using heavy machinery to excavate potential burial sites, and divers searched the river. The 35 year old fisherman had gone fishing with 46 year old Piboon Sujai, and other friends at a weir…

  • Thailand News

    Rayong fisherman nets suspected ambergris worth millions of baht

    A fishing expedition near Hua Hin beach in Rayong province recently turned up an unexpected catch for a local fisherman, who netted what appeared to be a lump of ambergris, a valuable substance used in the production of perfume. The discovery has sparked excitement among residents, and experts are being called upon to confirm the authenticity of the find. The…

  • Thailand News

    Fisherman finds 20kg of drugs at sea in Rayong, Thailand

    A fisherman stumbled upon 20 kilogrammes of suspected drugs floating in the sea, which bore the same brand marks as a previous find. Upon discovery, he promptly reported the matter to the authorities. The authorities in the Rayong district of Thailand today, March 19, were alerted to a potential narcotics discovery at sea by a 54 year old fisherman, Somchai, originally…

  • Crime News

    Fisherman shot by friend with harpoon in northern Thailand (video)

    A Thai fisherman shot through the head by a friend with a harpoon after a row over who caught the biggest fish said he felt better after a cigarette, despite the spear being lodged in his head. The 45 year old fisherman, Sujit Klingtalay, had a spat with a friend while enjoying a drink in Nakhon Ratchasima province on Sunday, March…

  • World News

    US fisherman discovers snake latched onto catch in bizarre incident

    A US fisherman was left exasperated after a stubborn snake latched onto his catch. It took a knife to separate the two, after which both were released back into the water. The fishing incident, captured in a video clip titled “Fishing for a bonus snake,” occurred in Harris County, northwest of Houston, USA. The footage shows a snake tightly coiled around…

  • Thailand News

    Rescuers keep up the search for missing young fisherman in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    In a concerning turn of events, rescuers are keeping up the search for a 19 year old fisherman who was reported missing at sea in Ao Prachuap, or Prachuap Bay, located in Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The young man, identified as Pokaphon Chomchaw from Bangsaphan district, was reported missing on Sunday. Pokaphon’s disappearance was brought to the authorities’ attention…

  • World News

    Vietnamese woman’s TikTok comparison of lavish lifestyle and fisherman father sparks debate

    A distinct paradigm of privilege and struggle has emerged, depicted by a Vietnamese woman on TikTok, that not only made her a trending topic online but also stirred a contentious debate. As she uploaded a comparison of her plush lifestyle to her fisherman father‘s minimalistic existence, which ironically funds her very comforts, it conjured empathy as well as condemnation from…

  • Thailand News

    Midnight sea tragedy in Prachuap Khiri Khan claims fisherman’s life

    A fishing crew member tragically drowned at sea near Prachuap Khiri Khan region after resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. The unfortunate accident occurred around 12.30am today, as revealed by Artit Butlakorn, Deputy Inspector (Interrogation) at Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan Police Station. Local police were alerted by officials at Prachuap Khiri Khan Port Control Center (Pipo). Upon arrival at the scene near…

  • Koh Samui News

    Following stormy seas, rescuers find fisherman’s body near Koh Samui

    Following the stormy seas that wreaked havoc on many coastal areas of Thailand this past weekend, rescuers found the body of a fisherman near Koh Samui. According to the Samui Public Relations Department, several local fishing boats capsized on Sunday. One fisherman reported missing was 51 year old Wiroj Srifah. Wiroj had been fishing alone. Marine Police, tour boat operators,…

  • Thailand News

    Fisherman reels in body of young student in northern Thailand

    A fisherman pulled ashore the body of a 21 year old woman from the Nan River in Phitsanulok province in northern Thailand this morning. At 10.30am, officers from Mueang Phitsanulok Police Station received a report that a young woman’s body was found by a fisherman on the Naresuan Bridge over the Nan river in front of Wat Ratchaburana. Police, doctors…

  • Thailand News

    Corpse wearing Royal Thai Navy shirt is a fisherman, not a HTMS Sukhothai sailor

    The dead man wearing a Royal Thai Navy shirt found washed up on a beach in Songkhla province this morning was a fisherman and not a sailor from the HTMS Sukhothai, which sank in the Gulf of Thailand just over a week ago. Many thought the man may be one of the 11 HTMS Sukhothai sailors still missing. However, a…

  • Thailand NewsFisherman accidentally harpoons his own face in eastern Thailand | Thaiger

    Fisherman accidentally harpoons his own face in eastern Thailand

    A fisherman from Rayong province in eastern Thailand accidentally speared himself in the face with a fish harpoon yesterday. He is now in stable condition. Yesterday afternoon, 30 year old Sarot from Rayong’s Chamao district went fishing with some friends at the Mor Mui Reservoir in the Pluak Daeng district. He dived into the water and tried to spear a…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Foreigner in Thai spirit house ‘misunderstanding’

    Police arrested 7 people in 3 provinces across Thailand for allegedly supplying forced labour on fishing boats. This news comes after 3 Thai workers were repatriated from Malaysia in September last year, after being forced to work on a fishing boat, without oversight from authorities. The 7 arrested were captured in raids in Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, and Chanthaburi provinces. They…

  • Phuket News

    Fisherman’s body found by Saphan Hin Beach in Phuket

    Rescue teams and the Royal Thai Navy found the body of a 60 year old fisherman by Saphan Hin Beach in Phuket who had drowned after a fishing boat capsized over the weekend. The boat sank at around 8pm on Saturday. The captain and another fisherman were able to swim to safety after hours in the water and got to…

  • Covid-19 News

    Human trafficking ‘gang’ arrested over Samut Sakhon outbreak | VIDEO

    But are they scapegoats? Nearly 2 months after the Samut Sakhon outbreak put Thailand’s previously excellent Covid 19 record to the test, a series of people are now being rounded up and arrested as the key people behind the outbreak. A 45 year old Thai woman, known as Jay Phet, has been arrested for acquiring illegal Burmese migrants, getting them…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Principal pulls out gun, rare orange pearl | February 5

    AstraZeneca says it will send 150,000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand from a plant in Asia, as a result of an EU ruling that restricts exports of the vaccine to countries outside the bloc. The doses had been due to come from Italy. Thailand’s Health Minister says officials have received a letter from the pharmaceutical giant that explains…

  • Phuket News

    6 fisherman rescued from Phuket waters after their longtail boats sink – VIDEO

    2 longtail boats carrying 6 fishermen sank in high seas this morning near Koh Mai Thon aka. Wooden Island, off the coast of Phuket. All 6 fishermen have now been rescued. The 2 boats and their crews left Phuket port last night to fish off Koh Mai Thon, but the crews sent out a distress call about 8am. The boats…

  • Hua Hin News

    Drunk fishing crew crash the boss’s car into a river in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    If you take your boss’s car out for the night, the last thing you want to do is crash it. Even worse, into a river. Last night, three fisherman got a little too ‘intoxicated’ at a party and accidentally drove their boss’s car into the Pran Buri River. Around 10:30 p.m., after drinking at a nearby pineapple factory in Prachuap Khiri…

  • World News

    Crocodile attacks and kills 55 year old fisherman in Indonesia

    A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra facing the Strait of Malacca, got together to help to catch the crocodile. When the crocodile was eventually captured and killed, the villagers then cut open the crocodile’s belly to…

  • South Thailand News

    Tropical storm Pabuk claims first victim

    PHOTO: Abdulloh Benjakat A trawler has sunk off the coast of Pattani province due to stormy seas caused by tropical storm Pabuk. Reports say one fisherman has died with another missing. Four managed to make it back to shore safely. The body of Pramote Wondsuman has been identified, while the missing man is only known by his first name, ‘Chalong’. The…