Vietnamese boat caught fishing illegally in Thailand by Sattahip Navy team

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The Royal Thai Navy intercepted a Vietnamese Fishing Boat alleged to have illegal fished in Thai waters on Friday Morning. A Navy frigate, the “Makut Rajamukarn” was scrambled to waters approximately 40 nautical miles from the coast of Samaer San in Sattahip District where they found the boat and arrested 10 Vietnamese Fisherman who were charged with illegal entry to Thailand and illegal fishing. They were all blindfolded and handcuffed and taken to the Sattahip Navy Base and later transferred to Sattahip Police Station. The Captain of the vessel claimed they would often fish in the area due to an abundance of valuable squid at the location.



  • William

    Blindfolded and handcuffed like dangerous terrorists. I suppose the Americans learned them to treat their prisoners like that.

  • frankie thunder

    WILLIAM–> it may have been a bit of overkill to blindfold them—they must handcuff them because its standerd operating procedure…and anything that the thai’s can learn from us american’s about sailing the high sea’s is a DAMM GOOD THING….i’ll bet your country would be in trouble if it was’nt for us yanks–just check your history…

  • William

    @frankie Glad we agree about the blindfolding. The discussion about the role of the US in the world today is off-topic. Anyway, please do not take that personally.

  • frankie thunder

    WILLIAM– i guess after reading your blog it rubbed me the wrong way a little bit because im a navy vietnam vet..but after your new words to me i won’t hold a grudge…you got to understand many of us citizen’s are sick and tired of america being blamed for the worlds problems…

  • craig

    William/Frankie, I cannot speak for the international aspects of the seemingly strange blindfolding action but as an American I would think it prudent, as a humanitarian gesture, to blindfold the fishermen when I am transferring their fish into my freezer.

  • Jake

    Standard procedure when taking VC spies onboard a naval vessel for interrogation…wouldn’t want them to see any of the sensitive and sophisticated electronic equipment onboard….would be a real loss of face as the Viets show the Thais how to operate it before it slowly corrodes due to being unused.

  • LookMoo

    Yeas it is standard procedure.. but it is also standard procedure that prisoner transfered between boats, handcuffed, should have life jackets.

  • Jake

    “””should have life jackets.”””

    If you are going to count all the “should haves” in Thailand, you’re going to need a really big abacus

  • craig

    frankie thunder, I am not a Vietnam Vet but I do suck on the Navy tit in Norfolk and I am going to respectfully disagree with you. America gets blamed because, against the will of the American people, we attack other countries for no apparent reason and no strategic interest. What is a shame is that the world is unaware this is not the wish of the people that live in the U.S..
    Dude I am no lib. Everyone I work around is current or ex military and I think most would agree with me. America needs to be strong and at the same time mind its own business. We have more pressing problems to deal with at home.
    Are our wars about contractors and selling arms? If we dropped crates of $100 bills out of planes in hopes if hitting someone on the noggin it would be cheaper than firing million dollar cruise missiles instead of buying a cheap bullet. That of course would depend on if the intention was to win.

  • Jake

    @Craig….agreed. Eisenhower warned of the “military industrial complex” and he was right. Throw in corrupt politicians and no coherent energy policy and you have a nightmare that funds the existence of filthy animals dressed in sheets with a 7th century mind-set who would otherwise dry-up and blow away as they should rather than be a violent threat to the rest of the world.

  • craig

    I do not have to cocur on the, “Eisenhower warned of the “military industrial complex”.
    I think it one of the few points os U.S. history that is correct.

  • William

    I apologize for using the word ‘Americans’ All I meant was to explain my dislike how these fishermen were being treated in blindfolding them. Unless they were dangerous criminals, sneaky spies or hardened terrorists the Navy could treat their prisoners more human.

  • craig

    William, you do not need to apologize for anything and I think we all agree to some extent with you. I am not slighting you in any way. Some Americans are a bit sensitive about current events that they have no control over. Of course I cannot speak for the mud daubers at the Coconut Bar that will take offence to anything I say.
    You put up a valid comment that is uncomfortable for me to attempt to defend. That is my problem.
    Good thing I have a Nobel “Peace” Prize Winner leading me over the cliff.

  • frankie thunder

    WILLIAM–> thai navy most likely got done taking terriost training….so since the cameras were around most likely they showing off what they learned…

  • frankie thunder

    WILLIAM–> you say you apologize for using the word american’s… ok then–no harm no foul—… you may be a stand up guy after all !!! THANK YOU..

  • Jake

    @William….the reason they are treated “less than humanely” although ostensibly for security reasons, actually lies solely in the fact that they are Vietnamese. Thai xenophobia is not exclusive to farangs.
    There used to be (and still may be) a law on the thai books that anyone determined to be a foreign invader could be shot on sight.