Published: Fri, April 19, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Oil rig workers save tired dog found swimming off coast of Thailand

Oil rig workers save tired dog found swimming off coast of Thailand

"The dog might have fallen from a fishing trawler or jumped into the sea possibly to escape abuse on the vessel".

In this Friday, April 12, 2019, photo, a dog sits on an oil rig after being rescued in the Gulf of Thailand.

She clung to a pole before the workers used a rope to pull her to safety.

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

The dog was spotted near the Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production rig that is located 135-miles off the coast of Thailand. As a parting gift, the workers gave the dog the name Boonrod, which "the dog rescued by merit", reports ABC News.

"I thought that if we didn't move quickly, I would not be able to help him", said Payalaw.

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They named him Boonrod, Payalaw added, a word that means "he has done good karma and that helps him to survive".

The crew draped it in flowers and dubbed the animal "Boon Rod", a Thai phrase that roughly translates as "Survivor". "He just kept looking up just like he wanted to say, 'please help me, '" said Paylaw.

Workers provided him with water and pieces of meat on the deck of the rig, and they set up a kennel for him indoors.

And Payalaw said he isn't done, as he intends to adopt Boonrod once his rotation on the rig completes at the end of April.

The silence and puppy-dog eyes were not just as a sign of determination but of exhaustion.

Boonrod-an aspin, a breed native to the Philippines-was returned at around 10 a.m. local time Monday to the mainland, where he was taken in by the charity Watchdog Thailand. The workers said they do not know whether the canine fell overboard from a boat.

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