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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (17 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya

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VERY LATEST NEWS FROM THAILAND in English (17 June 2024) from Fabulous 103fm Pattaya
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– Thailand’s captain Jack ‘Somchai’ may be caught after pirate escape
Thailand’s captain Jack, Somchai, may be about to lose his Pirates of the Bay race after stealing back his own vessels, impounded by the Thai navy for carrying contraband oil. Having sneaked into the waters controlled by the navy in Sattahip, they escaped quietly into the bay without being noticed until, when the three boats had long fled, the alarm was raised. Now, though, it’s thought that they have been spotted in Malaysian waters, and probably still carrying the 330K of crude oil. It is said that they quickly reached Cambodian waters, hiking around the zones controlled by Thailand in a bid to escape. But, southern Thai authorities along with their Malaysian counterparts were on the lookout and may already have, according to rumors, boarded them.

– Plane makes emergency landing at U-Tapao following issues with landing gear 
A Flydubai plane, en route from Dubai to the Philippines with crew only, made an emergency landing at U-Tapao airport early Saturday after onboard warnings indicated a problem with the landing gear. As pilots attempted to resolve it, they called through to make the landing with the Airbus expecting issues on landing. As medics and emergency teams went into what is usually a practice but then a real emergency mode, the plane landed without issue as all wheels locked safely. Routine checks were carried out and the plane took off again 45 minutes later, much to the relief of all involved.

– 30 injured in rocket festival explosion 
In Roi Et, at a traditional rocket festival celebration, some 30 people were injured when one of the mass of fireworks misfired and hit the crowd instead of the skies. Amid a panicking audience, medics called for backup as, in addition to injuries from the fireworks, some were injured in a rush by all to escape.

– Female hospital intern uses Muay Thai skills to fight off attacker 
Quiet and demure, a hospital intern proved that you should never judge a book by its cover as, when a male nursing aide offered to bring her food, she pointed out that her accommodation area is for females only. Somehow he got into the area, though, confronted her, and attempted to paw her and then grabbed her by the neck. With a grandfather, now a retired Muay Thai expert, he had taught her enough moves for her to not only break his hold but leave him ready for authorities to arrest.

– Extended heat wave in Thailand causes chicken prices to surge
How’s the weather? Well, Thai farmers are not happy at the elongated hot season either. This, as the Deputy Director General of the Department of Domestic Trade investigated the price hikes in poultry meat, only to quickly learn that the excess heat was slowing down the growth of chickens. Farmers then feed more and have to charge more. A nominal increase to us perhaps, but to Thais on minimum wage, it’s more than noticeable. It will be interesting to see if prices drop with temperatures.

– More road closures in Pattaya
Meanwhile, more extensive road works are set for the North Pattaya intersection from today, with even city hall advising all to avoid the junction with the Sukhumvit as traffic from the Naklua side will have to go on to the next U-turn to make a right onto Nua, and those on Nua will have to turn left and detour to get toward the motorway ramps.

– Oil slick spotted off Pratumnak and Jomtien coast
Off the coast of the Pratumnak and Jomtien area, a large oil slick was spotted by FAB 103 listeners this weekend. Assumed to have been dumped by a ship in the bay at some time, the heavy waves were moving it fast toward the coast and teams have been alerted to treat it with chemicals that will fast dissolve the sometimes gold and sometimes white in color goop.

– Koh Larn power outage following power cable accident
For quite a while, all on Ko Larn island were without electricity after city hall teams struck the main power cables whilst refinishing the beaches. The PEA was quickly on the scene and, despite a nominal disruption, it was back on pretty quickly. It didn’t affect tourism, though, as the ferries were busy at the weekend, and good news for the island as navy teams used bowser vessels to replenish water supplies, which were at a critical level. 200,000 liters were pumped onto the popular Pattaya island at the weekend.

– Fire at east Pattaya petrol station
In Nong prue, a fire caused by cabling in a storage room saw staff at a Nernplubwan petrol station flee in fear. One at least remembered to call emergency services, who were quickly at the scene and doused the flames within minutes. Not near tanks or pumps but on-site for sure, it appears that cabling used may not be of the fire retardant quality used in most western countries. A full check was underway yesterday.

– Vloggers become croppers in Pattaya
Idiot of the weekend award goes to a South Korean on a motorbike this weekend who rode around with his pal, both live streaming, to the extent that he didn’t notice when another bike crossed in front of them. In all, several bikes were damaged, one bike rider was seriously injured, and it’s expected that their view count will have soared, perhaps covering the fees due to the bike rental company for the damage.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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