Crude Oil Spill Reported In Thailand’s Koh Sichang

Relevant Authorities are trying their best to clean up an oil leak after a pipe ruptured when a Greek VLCC was discharging its cargo.

The incident occurred on the evening of Sunday at the oil facility in Koh Sichang.

Deputy Director General of the marine department, Puripat Teerakunpisut, told the media that the oil spill happened when the 317,000 DWT Panama flagged Kallista, constructed in 2010, was unloading crude into the main pipeline.

Crude Oil Spill
Representation Image

Arab light oil was being discharged using a single mooring buoy No. 2 when the leak happened. It lasted for 5 minutes, and around 60,000 litres of crude emptied into the sea.

The tanker had 273,000 tonnes of crude and came from Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. It remained moored on the site on Tuesday as well.

A prevention and mitigation centre was formed by the pollution control department and the marine department to handle the drifting slick.

After the issue was spotted, the pipeline valve was shit and booms were laid to contain the spill.

Per reports, a 5 km slick has been detected. On Monday morning, a drone was flown over the area, and a report was made on the basis of observations. A Dispersant was employed to break up the oil.

Also, water samples were taken and sent for analysis regarding the incident’s environmental impact.

Thai Oil stated that it took immediate action, and the company has opened an investigation into the same.
It also mentioned that the spill did not hamper operations at the refinery, and all costs would be covered by the firm’s insurance.

References: Thailand posts English, News2Sea, Bangkok Post

Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

About Author

Marine Insight News Network is a premier source for up-to-date, comprehensive, and insightful coverage of the maritime industry. Dedicated to offering the latest news, trends, and analyses in shipping, marine technology, regulations, and global maritime affairs, Marine Insight News Network prides itself on delivering accurate, engaging, and relevant information.

Subscribe To Our Newsletters

By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy and may receive occasional deal communications; you can unsubscribe anytime.

Web Stories

Leave a Reply

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