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probably just still upset about being ripped off on walking street last month.

Some serious information missing from this story. Had the vessel entered Indian waters around the Nicobar Islands. Cannot locate Leo island. Indian territory is a long way from Ranong. 

stand by tubes one and two. Fire!

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

member of the cruise ship that took 30 Chinese tourists on a diving trip

Haha.. tourists boat.. haha.. far from Thailand and in Indian ocean.. haha

Something they hiding here.. maybe there is spies they drop in the sea..🤣🤣🤣

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It's what the son told his mother to put her at ease.. It was actually a chartered FISHING boat set sail for Indian waters intentionally. Doubt there was anyone looking to go scuba diving. Most likely they were there illegally. Wonder who was on the boat for them to write such a great cover up story.

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1 hour ago, PrayforThais said:

It was actually a chartered FISHING boat set sail for Indian waters intentionally.

or could be a live aboard, that easily goes that far away.
any independent source for the fishing boat story ?

16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

her son Witchanai, a member of the cruise ship

so the story should be easily verifiable, does the source article have any other indication that this event happened, or just hearsay and one single source.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Fisheries would be on my calling list for example.
spreading news about an international armed event is a serious matter IMHO

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Finally...found a use for that Thai aircraft carrier. Crank up the boilers. Let's get this baby moving. By the way...can the Thai Air Force land on the carrier?  Might want to call up those submarines they bought from the Chinese as extra measure. Time to show India that Thailand is no push over militarily. 

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

probably just still upset about being ripped off on walking street last month.


Normally navy don't just fire they issue warning many times and even fire flares before approaching the vessel.

 The Thais will be waiting for Indian fishing vessels from now on (my guess). India made a mistake.

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4 minutes ago, Lee4Life said:

Is it just me or does it look like the picture of the boat and islands was photoshopped?

If it wasn't ,That's a hell of a big boat. Not only photoshopped but a hell of a <deleted> poor job.

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2 hours ago, Kerryd said:


When those waters have been designated as off-limits (for whatever reason) is when. 

No idea where "Leo" island is. The Andaman-Nicobar Islands are nearly 800kms (about 432 nautical miles) from Phuket though so I doubt they were around there. That would be a long ways to go for a diving trip (like, 16+ hours round trip at 50 knots/hr). 

I tried looking for a "Reo" island ('cause, you know, "reo reo" is usually pronounced "leo leo"). No luck. Did find a "Lion Island" (Leo = Lion maybe ?) but that looks like a boring rock deep within Myanmar's waters, not even close to "international" waters.

The "Reo" island they are talking about could be a local name or local translation of the island's actual name of course. India administers the Andaman/Nicobar island chain and some islands there are off limits (as the local tribes will kill any who land on the island, like the idiot missionary last year). The police couldn't even land on the island to retrieve the body for fear the natives would try to kill them !

(The Sentinelese are considered an "uncontacted" tribe that really, really don't want to be "contacted".)

From Wiki:
"The Andaman Islands are home to the Andamanese, a group of indigenous people that includes a number of tribes, including the Jarawa and Sentinelese tribes. While some of the islands can be visited with permits, entry to others, including North Sentinel Island, is banned by law. The Sentinelese are generally hostile to visitors and have had little contact with any other people. The government protects their right to privacy."


Thank you for your answer, I understand better ☺️

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19 hours ago, CNXexpat said:

What does a Thai tourist boat so far away from home? From Ranong to India is more than 1,000 kilometers.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands (part of India) are 500 km west of Ranong. I know of at least one dive outfit based in Ranong that offers a yearly trip to the Andaman Islands, so it's possible the story is correct, and that a Thai dive boat took that route without clearing the trip with Indian authorities. 

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