Oil Spill, Clean-up in Rayong

An oil spill has hit the Gulf of Thailand following a leakage at an offshore pipeline operated by Thailand’s PTT pcl’s subsidiary PTT Global Chemical (PGC).

The 16-inch offshore crude oil pipeline began leaking at 0700 hours (local time) July 27 at a single-point mooring, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) southeast of Map Ta phut port in Rayong, Thailand. About 314 barrels (50,000 liters) of crude oil leaked into the sea and one-tenth of that washed up on the beach at Ao Phrao on the tourist resort of Samet Island.

Hundreds of Thai naval personnel are currently helping in the clean-up effort on the polluted parts of the island.

 

 

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