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Navy to bring controversial seastead ashore tomorrow

Apr 21. 2019
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By The Nation

The Royal Thai Navy will tomorrow drag ashore the floating home based on the seasteading concept erected off Phuket.

The owners of the home are identified as Chad Elwartowski, a US national, and his Thai girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet (aka Nadia Summergirl).

Both are on the run, with authorities preparing to press several charges against them. 

Elwartowski also risks losing his Thai residency. 

Group Captain Puchong Rodnikorn said yesterday that the floating home must be removed for the safety of ships, boats and fishing trawlers in the area. 

“It must also be brought ashore as evidence,” he said. 

According to him, three royal ships will be deployed for the operation to move the floating structure to the Phuket Deep Sea Port.

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