The workers spotted the pup paddling near the rig Friday afternoon before it swam toward the platform and clung to a pole, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd., told ABC News.
(Vitisak Payalaw) The oil rig workers named the dog Boonrod, which translates to "the dog rescued by merit". They lowered a rope down to the dog and pulled them to safety.
Once the dog was safe on the solid ground of the rig and dried off, the workers made sure to give her a warm welcome.
He said: 'We found her trying to swim towards our rig, which is about 135 miles from the shore.
Vitisak said that they only spotted the dog because the sea was unusually calm.
'We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all.
At first, the aspin was drained and listless, exhausted from being in the water for so long. She had lost her body water.
"When he gave her water and minerals, her symptoms improved". The dog soon perked up and started to sit up and walk normally, he said.
Oil rig workers crouch with the pup.
It was then lifted by crane to a passing oil vessel on April 14 before finally arriving to shore where animal charity workers were ready to collect her.
He was nursed back to health on the rig while staff radioed for help, requesting the assistance of a tanker that was heading back to shore.
They said: 'The boat arrived at 10am and the dog was in good spirits.
'Everybody who played a part in co-coordinating the rescue has done a brilliant job'.