Oil rig workers rescue dog 137 miles off coast of Thailand

Dog Boonrod looks cheerful after arriving onshore in Songkhla on Monday

Dog Boonrod looks cheerful after arriving onshore in Songkhla on Monday

A dog found a temporary home on an oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand after she was found swimming in the ocean approximately 220 kilometres from land.

The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon.

A dog that was castaway in the ocean has been brought to safety after a miraculous rescue by Thai oil workers.

Payalaw said that he plans to adopt Boonrod if no one claims ownership of her, the Bangkok Post reported.

A dog is seen under an oil platform in the Gulf of Thailand.

(Vitisak Payalaw) Workers from the Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd. oil rig rescued a dog swimming 137 miles offshore in the Gulf of Thailand on Friday.

'We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all.

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The conditions were said to have been calm during the rescue, which workers said made it easier to spot Boonrod among the rusty metal bars of the rig.

"Finally, we chose to tie a rope around his neck and pull him to our site", Vitisak wrote.

He thanked everyone involved in the rescue operation, and said Boonrod would be taken to an animal clinic in Songkhla for further care.

'When we first took her onboard her she was depressed and exhausted from being in the water for a long time.

'When he gave her water and minerals her symptoms improved. "She started sitting up and walking normally", he added.

It is possible she swam from the shore or boarded a boat then jumped off.

He was nursed back to health on the rig while staff radioed for help, requesting the assistance of a tanker that was heading back to shore.

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