- Thailand's first South Korean-made frigate has arrived in the country
- Warship has been placed under a command that oversees security in the Gulf of Thailand, and the South China Sea
The Royal Thai Navy's (RTN's) first South Korean-made DW3000 multipurpose frigate has arrived home.
The vessel arrived at the Sattahip Naval Base on 7 January after completing a three-week journey from Okpo, South Korea. It was first ceremonially handed over to senior RTN officials and the frigate's crew on 14 December 2018 at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's (DSME's) facilities.
The frigate, which was formerly known as Tachin , has now been renamed to Bhumibol Adulyadej in honour of the long-reigning Thai monarch who died in October 2016.