Dog Rescued from Ocean 135 Miles off Thailand Coast

By 2 years ago

When Vitisak Payalaw and his crew spotted something in the water while working on an oil rig, the last thing they expected was for it to have four legs and a tail.

The dog was drifting along in the current, fighting to stay above water as it headed toward the oil rig. Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, held out a pole for the dog to grab.

“His eyes were so sad. He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, ‘Please help me,’” Payalaw said. “At that moment, whoever saw this, they would just have to help.”

Boonrod poses with oil rig workers in the Gulf of Thailand.

The dog was given water and pieces of meat. The crew decided to name it “Boonrod,” meaning “he has done good karma and that helps him survive.” Payalaw plans to to adopt Boonrod if the dog is not claimed by an owner.

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