Oil leak at Ko Sichang Oil Terminal
Oil leak occurred at night Nov 2 during loading operation of tanker ACS 38 at Ko Sichang Oil Terminal, Sri Racha, Gulf of Thailand. Hose or pipe busted, some 20 tons of heavy oil leaked into water, leak said to cover some 10000 sq meters of sea near Ko Sichang island. Anti-pollution operation was launched with deployment of all relevant agencies. Understood accident wasn’t tanker’s fault.
Product tanker ACS 38, IMO 8981482, dwt 6512, built 2001, flag Thailand.
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