Seasteading

  • Business

    Mr ‘Phuket Seasted’ is back with his Crypto Cruise Ship

    From the man who was chased away from the Phuket offshore ‘Seasted’ by the Royal Thai Navy, along with his Thai girlfriend, the very same Chad Elwartowski is now launching a Crypto Cruise Ship. The company he was representing at the time, Ocean Builders, is again behind the new venture. Just to recap from April last year… “A couple has…

  • Phuket

    Immigration police interview Phuket’s ‘seasteader’

    Immigration police says they’ve have questioned the American bitcoin investor who was involved in the setting up of the “seasteading” structure off the coast of Phuket and is facing criminal charges related to the waterborne homestead. Chad Andrew Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend, Suprenee Thepdet (aka Nadia Summergirl), launched their seastead project on February 2 off the coast of Phuket…

  • Phuket

    Prawit instructs the Royal Thai Navy to take action against the Seastead

    PHOTO: Chad Elwartowski and Nadia ‘Summergirl’ – in the centre of a Seastead storm Deputy PM, and Defence Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan has ordered the Royal Thai Navy and security agencies to take action against the planned seasteading settlement on the Andaman Sea off Phuket “in accordance with international standards of practice and to ensure the protection of Thai natural resources.” American Chad…

  • Phuket

    “The Thai military wants us dead” – Phuket Seastead owner

    by Kimberly Craig (WXYZ Detroit), Tim Newton, ocean.builders American Chad Elwartowski and his Thai partner, Nadia Supranee Thepdet, say they are on the run from police in Thailand after the government has accused the couple of trying to lay claim to Thai maritime territory with their ‘seastead’, a maritime house considered to be a permanent dwelling at sea off Phuket.…

  • Phuket

    UPDATE: Visa revoked of American who funded the Phuket ‘seastead’

    The Visa of the Michigan-based American man, who funded the ‘seasteading’ structure off the coast of Phuket, has been revoked while investigations continue into the legality of the matter. The factory that built the ‘seastead’ has been found with no license to build such a structure. The Phuket Immigration Chief Col Katathorn Kamthieng says, “The American man who has invested…

  • Hot News

    Bitcoin Seastead backer in battle with Thai authorities

    A ‘seastead’ project, launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Phuket island in Thailand’s south is running into trouble with local government authorities. The Royal Thai Navy and Phuket Maritime authorities boarded the structure on Sunday, saying that the structure violates criminal law and poses a navigation hazard. ‘sea-stead’, noun – a permanent settlement on a structure…

  • Phuket

    Navy files report against ‘seasteading’ structure off Phuket

    The Royal Thai Navy has filed a report against an American/Thai couple for their ‘seasteading’ structure off the coast of Phuket. Read more about the concept and structure HERE. The ‘seasteading’ couple, that have set up a structure some 15 nautical miles south east of Phuket’s southern coast, are the subject of an official complaint by the Thai Third Naval Area…

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    Phuket ‘Seasteaders’ told to pack up and go home

    PHOTO: An artist’s impression from the seasteading website The ‘seasteading’ couple, that have set up a ‘floating’ home some 15 nautical miles off Phuket’s coast, are now the subject of an official complaint by the Thai Third Naval Area Command (that oversee Phuket’s security). Chad Andrew Elwartowski and his Thai wife, Supranee Thepdet are said to be in violation of…

  • Phuket

    ‘Seastead’ set up off coast of Phuket

    PHOTOS: Nation TV A Thai couple has successfully set up a ‘Seastead’ near Phuket. Seasteading is aiming to build floating societies with “significant political autonomy”. Nearly half the world’s surface is unclaimed by any nation-state, and many coastal nations can legislate “seasteads” in their territorial waters (like a “homestead” but wetter). The nation TV reports that website ‘Bitcoin.com’ and ‘Ocean.builders’…