Myanmar's military said Thursday more than 150 Rohingyas were rescued from a stalled boat near Thailand's coast.
Agence-France Presse quoted a junta statement saying the boat was carrying 106 men and 48 women and was spotted near an oil rig co-run by the state Myanmar Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.
The statement said two rescue boats were dispatched from the rig late Wednesday.
Each year members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya make risky attempts to make sea voyages to escape persecution in Myanmar and squalor in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Some information for this report came from Agence France-Presse and Reuters.