Thailand oil rig workers rescue dog swimming 220km offshore

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

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

A stranded dog was spotted by oil rig workers clinging to a pole on the platform some 130 miles from shore in the Gulf of Thailand on Friday.

Eventually, the workers chose to throw a rope around the dog's neck and use that to pull him up.

A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that they saw the dog swimming toward the platform last Friday.

"As wind waves were rather calm that afternoon, we could clearly see its head and water rippling as he was swimming toward our oil platform".

"I thought that if we didn't move quickly, I would not be able to help him", said Mr Payalaw. The dog didn't bark or whimper once, Vitisak wrote on Facebook. We tried to find ways to rescue it. We looked for a way to help her and in the end, chose to use the rope to tie around her body to lift her up. Crew members set up a makeshift kennel on the platform, and the gave water and pieces of meat to the pup they called "Boonrod", which means "the saved one" or, according to NPR, "he has done good karma and that helps him to survive".

"When we first took him onboard he was depressed and exhausted from being in the water for a long time". The workers think the dog fell off a fishing trawler.

A MIRACLE dog was rescued after it was found swimming 135 miles out at sea.

"He looked exhausted. Now, we are taking care of him and will later bring him ashore".

Video footage also shows heartwarming moment the Boonrod arrived at the Songkhla pier in southern Thailand Monday morning, after which she was transported to a veterinary clinic to be checked out.

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