Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3

Thailand (/ˈtlænd/ TY-land or /ˈtlənd/ TY-lənd;Thai: ประเทศไทย, rtgs: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs: Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.

Latest News for: Thailand maritime


Bangkok street food stalls struggle to give up plastic bags as ban looms

South China Morning Post 23 Jan 2020
... of its revenue.Thailand’s love of plastic bags helped make it the sixth-worst maritime polluter....

Act East Policy: India gives Myanmar Kilo Class submarine and trains their sailors

Yahoo Daily News 16 Dec 2019
The Myanmar Navy has acquired a diesel-electric Kilo Class submarine from India which will be deployed in the Andaman Sea and will become operational next week on December 24 for safeguarding its maritime interests ... Both Bangladesh and Thailand is keeping a watch as they both have maritime borders with Myanmar ... India-Myanmar Maritime Cooperation....

Highland Maritime: Shipmanagement with a smile

Splash24/7 13 Dec 2019
Having lived in Thailand and worked with Thai maritime staff for over 20 years, throughout all the extreme worldwide shipping cycles, I came to trust their hard work, dedication, loyalty, knowledge, experience, innovation and always a smile no matter the challenge,” Airey tells Maritime CEO....

China Denies Its Research Ship Conducted Any Experiment Near Andamans

OBN 07 Dec 2019
... normal and lawful maritime activities,” it included ... India was wanting to increase maritime cooperation with nations regarding the area including Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore, mainly with an aim to check on Chinese assertiveness....

Southeast Asia’s trans-regional corridor takes shape

Malaysia Today 06 Dec 2019
The East-West Corridor is a project to build a large economic bloc along a 1,700-kilometer land route from Vietnam to Myanmar via Laos and Thailand ... The accord enables the two countries to issue licenses to logistics companies to directly transport goods between the Thilawa SEZ and Laem Chabang Port, Thailand’s largest maritime port....

Indian Navy forces Chinese naval ship to retreat from Andaman

The Times of India 03 Dec 2019
India has been trying to expand maritime cooperation with countries of the region including Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore, primarily with an aim to check Chinese assertiveness. Asked why China has not been invited to the Milan maritime ......

Singapore eyes use of live-firing facility in India

Inquirer 21 Nov 2019
... Ministers' Dialogue held at the Ministry of Defence, both sides also agreed that the Singapore-India-Thailand maritime exercise, hel......

India, Singapore agree to hold trilateral maritime exercise annually

The Economic Times 20 Nov 2019
The first Singapore-India-Thailand maritime exercise was held in the ......

India must keep RCEP option open

Business Line 17 Nov 2019
While the ASEAN claims to stick by principles on issues pertaining to the Law of the Seas, most its members look on helplessly as China enforces its maritime boundary claims, using force. Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and others, who do not have to face up to any significant claims by China on their maritime boundaries, remain silent....

Li urges China, ASEAN to uphold multilateralism, free trade

CCTV 04 Nov 2019
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses the 22nd China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov ... artificial intelligence, big data and cyber security, and the establishment of a China-ASEAN partnership on blue economy to enhance maritime exchanges and cooperation....

Modi meets Indonesian President, Thai PM; discusses defence co-operation

Live Mint 03 Nov 2019
The talks took place on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Thailand ... Thailand and Indian ports in Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakapatnam, the statement said. “India and Thailand are close maritime neighbours having historical and cultural linkages....

Pact for cooperation between Indian, Thai ports finalised

Indian Express 03 Nov 2019
According to officials, the Port of Authority of Thailand (PAT) is pressing ahead with the development of Ranong Port as a logistics gateway between Thailand and India as both countries have agreed to promote a new maritime route. With this, sea travel time between India and Thailand will be reduced from 10 to 15 days to seven....