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Oil workers rescue dog... 135 miles offshore!

16/04/2019
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Have you had a rough day recently? If so, it’s unlikely it was as ‘woof’ as this poor dog’s… When workers from Chevron Thailand’s Exploration and Production drilling team spotted a puppy’s head poking out above the water as it paddled towards their oil platform they couldn’t believe their eyes.
The dog was discovered swimming 135 miles from the shore of Thailand
(The dog was discovered swimming 135 miles from the shore of Thailand. Image via Facebook/Vitisak Payalaw).

Yet it was real. Some 220km from the Songkhla shore was a puppy which they promptly rescued.

It is believed that the dog had fallen from a fishing vessel.
The dog was first spotted by the Chevron crew clinging to the oil platform.
(The dog was first spotted by the Chevron crew clinging to the oil platform. Image via Facebook/Vitisak Payalaw).

Given the name Boonrod by the Chevron workers, the dog then stayed two nights on the oil platform where it was given food and water and helped to recover from its maritime ordeal.

The dog was then lifted by crane onto another oil vessel passing through the area on Sunday and by Monday was back on dry land where a trip to vet was arranged to ensure that Boonrod was in good health.
The Chevron workers took good care of Boonrod the dog and started him on the road to recovery and full health.
(The Chevron workers took good care of Boonrod the dog and started him on the road to recovery and full health. Image via Facebook/Vitisak Payalaw).

Vitisak Payalaw, who helped rescue the dog and is a member of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production’s oil drilling team, wrote on Facebook, “Today (April 15), a vessel arrived onshore at around 10am. Its overall condition has improved. He is getting stronger and can smile”.
A happy Boonrod the dog now safely back on dry land
(A happy Boonrod the dog now safely back on dry land. Image via Facebook/Vitisak Payalaw).

If nobody claims ownership of Boonrod, then Vitisak has said he will adopt the dog and take him back to his own home in Khon Kaen.

We’re pawsitively made-up that Boonrod is safe and sound after his seafaring exploits!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen whilst working offshore?

We know that life offshore can sometimes be full of surprises and unusual sights. Let us know in the comments below what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen offshore?
Tags: Oil & Gas
Recent Comments
Beautiful...God bless all those involved in the sweet & courageous gesture towards animals.....Need more people like you all .....:)
Vinod Thomas, 16 April 2019
Great to read this rescue story about this wonderful pup and bless the people for helping rescue this puppy.
michael Onischuk, 16 April 2019
Well done team!! hope the dog finds a good home.
Archie Rodrigues, 17 April 2019
The rescue of a dog in the sea is in line with Chevron safety policy and philosophy - well done
Louis Mielke, 17 April 2019
Great work by great hearts. I am sure lucky Boonrod is pleased to have met you all. While working in Cabinda, Angola chevron field, a report came in of a very large boa constrictor found wrapped around the lower decks at offshore platform EK, 85 miles from shore, sorry I don't have any photo's of this, just sharing. MCP
Mitch Price, 18 April 2019
Already related in Bible that a man reached the heaven Paradis just because he resucue a dog from being dead by thirst after giving him water from a deep well
Hammadi Abdelaziz, 18 April 2019
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