Expects more than 156 foreign cruise ships to enter Thailand in 2023, generating 3 billion baht in revenue.

Sorn Chon Preparing for the IMO to assess Thailand’s readiness. When receiving cargo ships – which travel from foreign countries, February 2023 states that it affects the credibility – insurance costs, while the Royal Thai Navy sends a Blackjack UAV to catch fishing boats that are illegal to establish a flight base on the boat. to extend the detection range at sea

November 30, 2022 – The National Maritime Interest Administration Center (SSRC) held SRAC Executive Committee Meeting No. 5/2022, led by Admiral Choengchai Chomchoengpat, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and Deputy Director of the Maritime National Interest Administration Center (Deputy Director of SRAC was) chaired SRAC Executive Committee Meeting No. 5/2022 and Admiral Cholthis Nawanukroh Chief of Naval Staff as SSR Secretary General, together with representatives from the main SSR agencies

Rear Admiral Chainan Chumai, spokesperson for the SRAC, announced the results of the SRAC meeting on the performance of the SRAC in the financial year 2022 to the Maritime National Interest Policy Committee (NRPA) in 3 parties

In terms of policies and plans, SRAC aims to create a concrete framework for the integration of SRAC’s 7 main agencies to be effective and efficient in solving national security problems and protecting national interests at sea Driving support works to solve important problems in accordance with government policies, such as solving the problem of illegal fishing, lack of reporting. and preventing and preventing unregulated maritime human trafficking (IUU Fishing).

In terms of operations and training, Srinakharinwirot University is focusing on integrating the supervision of travel into and out of the kingdom by sea during the COVID-19 situation. 2022 Naval Integration Training, 2022 Integration of National Emergency Management Training (CMEX 2022), Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT 2022), as well as PASSENGER SHIP TRAINING.

In terms of strengthening relations and cooperation with domestic and international agencies, a memorandum of cooperation has been prepared between the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIE) and SRAC, as well as coordination with maritime security agencies and international organizations such as the United States, France , Norway, Canada, Malaysia, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), among others.

In this regard, the University of Srinakharinwirot has summarized the statistical performance data on 9 threats. Overall, there are 425 incidents in the financial year 2022, with the largest incidents occurring in search and rescue victims at sea, and then illegal fishing. It can be seen that various threats in the overall picture In the sea still exist continuously, Srinakharinwirot University needs to improve operational efficiency even further. in order to be able to support various threat situations in a timely manner

At the same time, the results of the 6th meeting of the Joint Working Group between the Government of Thailand and the European Commission (DG MARE) on October 11 and October 14, 2022 were also reported. There were general discussions. by the European Commission The Director General of the Directorate General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) expressed appreciation for Thailand’s efforts to develop and improve the efficiency of illegal fishing surveillance. with improvements in operating procedures that are more efficient Responsible agencies and procedures have been identified to be more concise and clear. In addition, he expressed appreciation to Thailand for advocating for the ASEAN Network to Combat IUU Fishing (AN -IUU) The Thai side of DG MARE assured that they insist on pushing the AN-IUU Network for the benefit of the ASEAN region. the European Commission is satisfied with the answer

In addition, he explained the results of the welcoming operation and public relations of the cruise ship Spectrum of the seas entering the country in Phuket on October 29, 2022. Srinakharinwirot University welcomed tourists and the cruise ship Spectrum of the seas, the largest American cruise ship ■ in the Asia Pacific region which returned to Thailand to serve tourists for the first time after the COVID-19 situation anchored in Phuket’s Patong Bay By holding a press conference to assure cruise tour operators that Srinakharinwirot University is fully operational to support and strengthen economic growth and the exploitation of marine resources by opening the door to marine tourism. Welcome international cruise ships that will bring tourists to Thailand. increase by 7 per cent by the end of 2027 according to the master plan under the 20 year national strategy. which is already stated in the government’s 5-year action plan for Srinakharinwirot University (2017-2027)

However, it is expected that cruise ships will enter Thailand. No fewer than 156 aircraft in 2023 are expected to generate income for the country of at least 3,000 million baht.

However, in February 2023, Thailand is preparing to be assessed by the United Nations International Maritime Organization Unit for Thailand’s readiness to receive ships from foreign countries of the two cargo ships Boat tourism business, and Srinakharinwirot University is the main agency in this matter. To ensure safe navigation and ready to receive tourists

The assessment does not have a level (Tier), but it will affect credibility. About the insurance cost of the vessel that will come in because if it fails to pass a safety assessment it will cause the vessel to pay more expensive insurance resulting in higher shipping costs It will assess marine vessel support, aircraft support, hydrographic information, etc. If Thailand passes the assessment, it will be guaranteed for safety. Insurance costs will be reduced. and build more confidence in navigating Thai waters

Reporters reported that Admiral Choengchai together with representatives of 6 agencies walked through the exhibition of the performance of various agencies including equipment Equipment used to support the Sor Chon mission, such as vessels of the Department of Fisheries, Department of Marine, and unmanned aircraft Blackjack in the United States Navy. Issued to 5 Royal Thai Navy system engines

In this regard, Admiral Choengchai listened to the procedures between different departments especially the coordination when detecting illegal fishing. For example, informing the coordinates of the target boat from the Fisheries Department for Sorn Chon to follow up by using UAVs to operate. The operational range is about 100 km, but the fishing boat will go far beyond that detection range to detect an escape. Therefore, it may be necessary to use a ship as a flight base to extend the distance. and increase the potential for tracking more targets

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