Dog rescued after being found 220km out at sea off Thailand's coast

The rescued dog.
The dog was rescued from the Gulf of Thailand. Photo credit: Supplied/Facebook

Members of an offshore drilling team have rescued a shivering dog - about 220 kilometres from land.

Boonrod - as he was named by members of the drilling team - arrived at Songkhla pier in Thailand about 10am local time on Monday.

The Bangkok Post reports the dog was believed to have fallen from a fishing trawler from the Gulf of Thailand off Songkhla.

"Today (April 15), a vessel transporting the dog arrived onshore at around 10am," Vitisak Payalaw, a member of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production's oil drilling team, wrote on Facebook.

He said the dog's overall condition "was improving".

"He is getting stronger and can smile."

The Bangkok Post reports he thanked everyone involved in the rescue operation, and said Boonrod would be taken to an animal clinic for further care.


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