Disaster in Thailand: thousands of liters of oil ended up in the sea / GALLERY

An oil slick from a damaged submarine pipeline has reached Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Thailand’s Rayong Province. It is cleaned by approximately 200 seafarers and 150 employees of Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC)

Bangkok - An oil slick from a damaged submarine pipeline has reached Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Thailand’s Rayong Province. It is cleaned by approximately 200 seafarers and 150 employees of Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC). The oil slick from an offshore pipeline reached the east coast of the country on Friday night, covering an area of ​​several square kilometers.

It is constantly expanding, informs the Thai Navy. Contaminated Mae Ram Phueng, 12 km long, is the longest beach in this part of Thailand. There are concerns that oil may also find its way to the nearby island of Ko Samet, a popular weekend getaway for Bangkok residents. The services dug ditches on the beach to stop the spread of the material ejected by the water.

On Tuesday, the SPRC company, which owns the submarine tube, announced that divers had detected a failure of the flexible hose as part of an installation used to unload oil from tankers. Although the crash was removed the same night, about 50 thousand liters of oilwhich polluted the sea in an area of ​​more than 47 square kilometers.

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