Princess gets Navy Seals gong
The Royal Thai Navy has presented a navy Seals insignia to Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya for providing special lectures to naval academy students and initiating a project to conserve coral reefs and marine life in Thai waters.
Navy spokesman, Admiral Chettha Chaipiem, said the princess was a special guest lecturer for a course on diving for the conservation of coral reefs and marine life in Thailand.
The course was attended by fourth-year naval academy students.
The princess also helped train naval academy students in scuba diving sessions.
The course was aimed at making naval academy students, who will become commissioned officers in the navy of the future, be more aware of marine conservation and the marine environment.
The spokesman said the princess had initiated the project on the conservation of coral reefs and marine life in Thailand because of her concerns about marine resources in the country being damaged by human activities.
The navy's special forces diving unit is nicknamed the Seals, after the marine mammal.