An oil leakage occurred during an oil discharge off Sri Racha coast in Chonburi on Sunday night, September 3rd. The clean-up operation is currently underway.
About 45,000 litres of crude oil had leaked into the sea during an oil discharge from a tanker stationed at the Single Buoy Mooring Buoy (SBM-2) owned by the Thai Oil Public Company Limited’s refinery in the Sri Racha district.
The company promptly addressed the situation by implementing its emergency oil spill plan in compliance with international standards, as per the firm’s press release said. They closed the valves connecting the SBM-2, deployed oil booms, and used dispersants to prevent the spread of oil.
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office of Chonburi reported that on Monday morning, September 4th, they deployed a drone to capture an aerial view of the spill and detected an oil slick about 5 kilometres long.
According to the Pollution Control Department’s assessment using the Oilmap oil slick modeling system, it is anticipated that the oil slick will make landfall on September 7th to the south of Kangkao Island and Udom Bay, followed by Loy Island off the Sriracha district on September 8th. It is expected that the oil will reach Bangsaen Beach by September 10th.
No injuries or casualties were reported during the incident.