Oil spill disrupts Sri Racha coast, Thai Oil Company responds swiftly

The waters off Sri Racha coast in Chon Buri have been tainted by an oil spill on Sunday evening, September three. The Thai Oil Public Company Limited’s refinery, located within the Sri Racha district, reported the leakage throughout an oil discharge from a tanker at the Single Buoy Mooring Buoy (SBM-2). Approximately forty five,000 litres of crude oil seeped into the ocean, inflicting issues about environmental harm.
The Thai Oil Public Company Limited reacted swiftly to the incident, deploying its emergency oil spill plan according to international standards, in accordance with the company’s press launch. They took immediate motion, shutting down the valves linked to the SBM-2, positioning oil booms, and utilizing dispersants to limit the oil’s unfold.
On September 4, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office of Chon Buri dispatched a drone to examine the oil spill from an aerial perspective. The bird’s-eye view revealed an oil slick of about 5 kilometres in size.
The Pollution Control Department made use of the Oilmap oil slick modelling system to foretell the slick’s trajectory. The system predicted that the oil slick might attain Kangkao Island and Udom Bay, south of the spill web site, by September 7.
The slick from the oil spill is then expected to continue its journey, reaching Loy Island off the Sriracha district on September 8, and finally arriving at Bangsaen Beach by September 10.
The incident has fortuitously not resulted in any accidents or casualties, a reality that gives some aid amid the environmental concerns. The clean-up operation is presently in progress, with the hope of minimising the potential environmental impression of the oil spill.
List , an oil spill originating from an unverified source, suspected to be a ship, contaminated the shores of Sirinat National Park and Koh Racha Yai. Authorities have already managed to clear up round 3 tonnes of oil.
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