Monday, August 19, 2013

Rayong Oil spill (July, 27th) -Thailand

On July 27th about 50,000 litres of crude oil that spilled into the sea off the eastern province of Rayong.  Fortunately, according to the Thai authorities the cleaning process has been already done successfully.  This island was the most affected area.  _DSC0457.jpg
Ao Phrao bay on Koh Samet in Rayong province was hit by a oil slick when crude oil leaked into the sea from an offshore pipeline at a refinery operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) in Map Ta Phut industrial estate on July 27.  
Boats cleaning the affected area.  Workers also used oil skimmers to remove the oil and put it in containers on board the ship.  Four ships were deployed to spray about 35,000 litres of oil-spill dispersants to clean up the slick on the sea surface, the company said._DSC0455.jpg
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Rayong Resort  located in front of Khao Laem Ya National Park._DSC0470.jpg