The dog is believed to have fallen off a fishing trawler. He was found near the rusty metal bars of the rig when workers spotted him. He was immediately rescued thereafter.
Dogs do enjoy a nice swim every now and then. They also generally have a great sense of smell and direction and almost always manage to find their way back home. They might go out for a few hours but eventually, they find their way back. However, this dog wasn't so fortunate. Recently, workers at an oil rig in Thailand found a pooch that had lost his way while swimming in the ocean. He was found stranded in the Gulf of Thailand around 135 miles away from the shore. The exhausted pooch was rescued by the workers at Thai oil rig. The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon. It is believed that the dog probably fell off a boat and started to swim around to find shore when she finally spotted the oil rig. Luckily for him, he swam in the right direction. The dog was lifted to safety by a crane before being taken to a vet in Thailand to be checked.
The little pooch was named 'Boonrod' by the workers. They shared pictures and videos of the rescue on social media. According to Fox News, "If the waves had been strong, we wouldn't have seen him," Vitisak Payalaw, of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production’s oil drilling team, wrote on Facebook. When the dog was found, he was exhausted and shivering. He looked as though he was waiting to be saved by someone.
"Finally, we decided to tie a rope around his neck and pull him to our site," Vitisak wrote. "We had to race against time as wind waves might sweep him away." Named Boonrod which in Thai means "making a spiritual donation for good luck in the future" was finally in good hands. The rescue workers gave him the care he rightly deserved and gave the dog some much-needed food and water.
The dog stayed onboard the drilling platform for the weekend as he recuperated "I hope to adopt her as a pet," Vitisak said. "I am looking forward to spending many happy years together with her." Boonrod was taken back to shore after the workers requested for assistance of a tanker that was heading back that way.
Some of the people believe that the dog had fallen off a fishing trawler. The conditions were said to have been calm during the rescue, which workers said made it easier to spot Boonrod among the rusty metal bars of the rig. There is no information regarding whom the dog belonged to before the incident took place or where exactly he came from. The dog is said to be between three to five years old.
After his rescue, the dog quickly bounced back to his former self, and is said to have "a lot of energy." The moment Boonrod reached safety and shore, he was greeted by "by animal lovers from Watchdog Thailand and veterinarians," reports the Bangkok Post.