Navy guard saves kittens 


Update: On 24th March 2021, Admiral Saai and his teammates each received a Certificate of Commendation from Chief Admiral Chatchai Sriwor Khan in recognition of their heroic efforts during a navy ceremony, according to Matichon. The president of Thai Navy Wives Association, Mrs. Chularat Sriworakan, had also given cat food to the navy unit that is now taking care of the surviving kittens giving us happy news for the day.

Navy Certificate of Commendation
Image credit: Wassana Nanuam

It’s safe to assume that navy guards have seen many things while out at sea – however one could never anticipate a burning fishing boat with kittens in the middle of the ocean. 

Admiral Saai of the Royal Thai Navy reacted to the unexpected site in the most heroic way: he swam from his ship to the flaming vessel and carried each cat to safety. 


Resilient cats saved by Thai navy 


On 3rd March 2021, the Navy operators spotted a burning fishing boat about 11 km off the shore of Koh Adang, as reported by Naewna.

Navy guard saves kittens Image credit: Naewna

The boat was apparently very close to sinking – with only the bow above water. Here, 4 kittens were hanging on for dear life. 

Navy guard saves kittens Image credit: Naewna

The cats were brought to shore by the navy operators, and nursed back to health. 

Navy guard saves kittens
Image credit: Naewna

Navy guard saves kittens
Image credit: Naewna


Not all heroes wear capes 


While Admiral Saai was not wearing a cape, it’s important to note that he was wearing a life vest. This ensured that he would maintain his safety, as well as those of the cats – an important lesson for those embarking on lifesaving missions. 

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Featured images adapted from: Naewna

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