Businesses are warning ocean liners about vessel robberies occuring along the Eastern Seaboard.
Pornsil Patcharintanakul, a vice-chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said robberies have picked up the last few years due to rising commodities prices. In the past, robbers only took a few things carried by ocean liners, but the situation has deteriorated these days, he said.
"Commodities such as beans and sugar can easily be resold after the robbery," said Mr Pornsil, adding that some liners have avoided the robberies thanks to tight security.
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