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US NewsDog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there

13:41  15 april  2019
13:41  15 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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This is the incredible moment a dog was rescued after being found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand - 135 miles from shore.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A dog has been rescued after being found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand - 135 miles from shore. The exhausted female was lifted to safety by workers using a rope as she lay dripping wet Workers on an oil rig noticed the pooch's head poking out above the ripples as she paddled through the ocean last Friday.

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Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Workers from the oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand pet the dog after they saved her but mystery surrounds how she got there They called out to the exhausted animal and she swam towards them, taking refuge among the rusty metal bars of the rig.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Oil rig worker Khon Vitisak, who rescued the dog, offers her a bucket of water which she readily accepts

Workers then lowered a rope down to the brown Aspin dog and pulled her to safety.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She stayed on the drilling platform for two nights while a special cage was welded together and staff gave her food and water.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The brown Aspin hides among the rusty bars of the oil rig after being found swimming 135 miles off the coast of Thailand The dog was finally lifted by crane on to another oil vessel passing through the area yesterday. She was taken to vets in Songkhla, southern Thailand, today.

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Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The dog lies on the metal grates of the rig with the rope still fastened around her body Oil rig worker Khon Vitisak, who saved the animal, said he does not know how she came to be in the ocean but he would like to adopt her if no owner comes forward.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She looks out from the oil rig deck over the vast Gulf of Thailand sea that she was found swimming in He said: 'We found her trying to swim towards our rig, which is about 135 miles from the shore. Thankfully the sea was quite still because the wind was calm.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The team on board the oil rig stand with the dog they saved and have put a lei of flowers around her neck 'We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Aspin looks up as she doses following the marathon swim through the choppy ocean 'After she made it onto the bars below the rig she didn't cry or bark at all. We looked for a way to help her and in the end, decided to use the rope to tie around her body to lift her up.

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Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One of the oil rig workers comforts the dog by stroking her paw as she rests on a concrete floor 'When we first took her onboard her she was depressed and tired from being in the water for a long time . She had lost her body water.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The dog, which was not given a name, looks at its new temporary home in a cage on the rig 'When he gave her water and minerals her symptoms improved. She started sitting up and walking normally.'

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The tired mutt looks relaxed as she lies next to her makeshift cage on the drilling platform Animal charity volunteers - who are now caring for the dog - do not know if she has an owner of if she was a stray.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Oil rig workers crouch with the pup. The animal had lost a lot of body water, but the men fed her vitamins and minerals and her health improved It is possible she swam from the shore or boarded a boat then jumped off.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Her health improved so much that she was sitting up and walking normally before she left the rig Once she reached the rig, workers nursed the dog back to health while they radioed for help and requested a tanker that was returning to shore to stop by and collect her.

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Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She stayed on the drilling platform for two nights while a special cage was welded together She was sent to the animal charity Watchdog Thailand today who took her to be checked over by vets.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pooch was lifted by crane on to a passing oil tanker which was passing through the area yesterday They said: 'The boat arrived at 10am and the dog was in good spirits. We took her to the vets to be checked and she was found to be healthy.

Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 135 MILES out at sea: Oil rig workers pluck pooch from Gulf of Thailand - and have no idea how it got there © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The dog wears a lei of flowers and smiles at the camera from the back of a car as it returns to the mainland 'Everybody who played a part in co-coordinating the rescue has done a brilliant job.'

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