Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2023 (CARAT Thailand 23)


Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Thailand 2023 (CARAT Thailand 23) will take place ashore in Sattahip, Thailand, and at-sea in the gulf of Thailand, May 8-15, 2023.

CARAT Thailand 23 is a bilateral exercise between Thailand and the United States which promotes regional security cooperation, maintains and strengthens maritime partnerships, and enhances maritime interoperability between our navies.

This year marks the 29th iteration of the multinational CARAT exercise series, which is designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies’ abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.