SATTAHIP – June 3, 2012 [PDN]; Rear Admiral Vinai Royal Thai Navy was notified by Captain Aphakorn Yukongkaew that they had found the two large crocodiles near a diving point on the north of Juang Island, Sattahip, Chonburi province.
The crocs were spotted two days ago. The officers photographed the two reptiles; one large and the other one smaller.
Rear Admiral Vinai Klomintr commanded Captain Aphakorn Yukongkaew to arrange team with diving equipment and weapons to chase away crocodiles around Koh Juang, Koh Samaesarn, Koh Jarn as soon as possible because the news had spread Thai and foreign divers about the crocs who possibly could be man eaters. The news about the crocs could damage the reputation of Sattahip, Chong Samaesarn area which every year attract many divers.
Later Captain Aphakorn and the chasing team captured one crocodile length approximately 3 meters. The croc was taken to a temporary pond in Koh Samaesarn.
Rear Admiral Vinai Klomintr said that, he had commanded the special operation team to monitor and chase any crocodile in the area.
He assured that the officers will be able to chase away the crocodiles and keep the area safe for the tourists and divers in the future.