News

Koh Samet Oil Spill is Contained to Remote Beach

Koh Samet Oil Spill is Contained to Remote Beach

The oil spill that has been washing ashore on to Ao Prao beach in Koh Samet, Thailand, since a faulty transfer operation between a tanker and a seabed pipeline last Saturday, has been “70% dealt with” and the remaining crude oil will be “90% clear by Friday or Sunday at the latest”, according to a spokesman for PTT Global Chemical.

Ao Phai on the south coast of Koh Samet – not to be confused with Ao Prao on the west coast

The spill seems to be contained to Ao Prao, a remote and the only beach on the west coast of Koh Samet, and there is little or no evidence of the spill at the more popular resorts a few kilometres to the south. Koh Samet is just 220km south-east of Bangkok and is a popular shortbreak destination for residents of the capital. Most of Koh Samet’s beaches lie on the east coast.

The Thai government has promised the results of an investigation into the oil spill within seven days.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

KLM’s First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Michael FloodJuly 22, 2019

Dublin Airport Installs Automatic Aircraft Parking System

Michael FloodJuly 22, 2019

Emirates ‘Scores a Try’ with New Dubai Rugby Sevens A380 Livery

Michael FloodJuly 22, 2019

Royal Caribbean International Reveals New Allure of the Seas Features

Neil SteedmanJuly 22, 2019

Irish Ferries Family Summer Discounts to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Neil SteedmanJuly 22, 2019

British Airways and Lufthansa Suspend Flights to Cairo

Michael FloodJuly 21, 2019

Barry Hammond Wins Trip to Thailand

Michael FloodJuly 18, 2019

Dublin Airport’s First Responders Programme Saves 28 Lives

Michael FloodJuly 18, 2019

Visit California Summer Roadshow Comes to Dublin

Ian BloomfieldJuly 18, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland