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Thailand ready to face sea-home builder in court

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday that the Thai government has the right to demolish a floating sea home off Phuket seashore and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders.

 

Speaking at a press conference at the King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Wissanu said Thai officials could remove the floating structure, which is located to the southeast of Koh Racha Yai, approximately 12 nautical miles from the mainland, because its presence clearly violated Article 119 of Thailand’s Criminal Code as threatening the Kingdom’s security and sovereignty.

 

Wissanu said the structure would also be an obstacle to marine navigation as it is located near a sea drilling site.

 

Ocean Builders announced it would sue Thailand in an international court if the government removes the seastead.

 

“The Thai government would be glad if a lawsuit is filed. We want a lawsuit to be filed so that we will have a chance to explain the truth,” Wissanu said.

He said attempts have been made to build seasteads in several nations but no government had allowed them and builders were always arrested and legal action taken against them.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368046

 

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Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state.

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Who put that concrete pillar into the seabed? And who's gonna remove it?

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Surely with today's technology a few clicks can tell if he is in or out of Thailand's waters?

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6 minutes ago, Hayduke said:

He didn't really say that...did he?

 

They've already spoken. "My way or the highway".

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I can understand Thailand's point and think that in a sense that they are right. But it is 13 miles offshore not 12, and the question is then where was it built?, and what about immigration after that? You fabricate something in Thailand and transport it out there is bypassing customs rules = a crime, and therefore Thailand also considers this as a national security issue that possibility was manufactured on their soil; and then if you leave the 12 mile Thailand zone you have bypassed immigration and customs rules of departure. they will certainly lose in court. what would Russia do? Just blow it up!

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