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


An Italian cruise ship will finally dock in Singapore after Thailand and Malaysia rejected it amid the global coronavirus epidemic

The Times of India 09 Mar 2020
Singapore will allow a cruise ship with dozens of Italians on board to dock on Tuesday.The Costa Fortuna was turned away by ports in Thailand and Malaysia despite even though one on board tested positive for the novel coronavirus.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and ......

Myanmar's foreign trade reaches over 16 bln USD in 5 months

Xinhua 06 Mar 2020
From Oct ... dollars ... About 80 percent of Myanmar's foreign trade is done through sea-borne trade and its border trade is being conducted through 17 border gates with four neighboring countries -- China, Thailand, India and Bangladesh ... 28, the country's maritime trade totaled over 11.7 billion U.S ... ....

Cosco and PIL flout quarantine rules Down Under as reports emerge of seafarers suffering from coronavirus

Splash24/7 14 Feb 2020
Workers at Melbourne’s Webb Dock were alarmed following the arrival of the Hong Kong-flagged Cosco Thailand container vessel. An inspector from the Maritime Union of Australia was initially told it had sailed from another Australian port, but it was subsequently discovered that the vessel had actually departed Ningbo in mainland China....

Mermaid Sets Up UK Subsidiary

Rigzone 10 Feb 2020
Thailand-headquartered Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited has incorporated an indirect wholly owned subsidiary in the UK ... ....

Mermaid Maritime targets North Sea market

Offshore Energy Today 10 Feb 2020
Thailand's offshore vessel operator Mermaid Maritime has incorporated a subsidiary in the UK with an intention to provide its services in the North Sea ... ....

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......