A new oil leak today (February 10th) in Rayong will not reach the shorelines, says the Rayong Vice-Governor.
Rayong Vice-Governor Piroon Hemmarak told the associated press this afternoon, “We have been informed from the SPRC ( Star Petroleum Refining) company that there is another oil leak at the same area as the prior leak that caused major issues.”
“This time, the oil leak was caused after staff pulled up oil pipes to check for tears and issues but there was still some oil leftover in the pipes in question,” Piroon stated.
“About 5,000 liters of oil has leaked into the sea. However, this time the oil is not as dense as last time. The oil leak area is about 20 kilometers from coastlines.” Piroon explained.
“Nine ships and one helicopter from the SPRC Company are now controlling the situation immediately. Chemicals are being dropped to disintegrate oil leak.” Piroon said.
“We are quite sure that this time the situation can be controlled and the oil will not reach the shorelines,” Piroon concluded.
Meanwhile, TPN adds that a major Valentine’s event scheduled for the nearby beach is set to continue, as seen below:
The ‘Rayong in love’ event will be held from February 12th to February 14th on Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Rayong.