Oil Leak in Laem Chabang Port Area Prompts Swift Cleanup Operation

Laem Chabang—

A dredger in the Laem Chabang Port Project Phase 3 Harbor has an oil leak impacting the nearby ocean. However, according to relevant officials, the oil absorption cleanup project will be completed soon.

The Laem Chabang Port Department, Chonburi Harbor Master, and SRIRACHA OFFSHORE 88 CO, LTD. launched an operation to take control of the oil leak using an oil absorbent (Boom). The chemicals would also minimize the impact on the aquatic environment and marine life nearby.

On October 5th, 2023, Mr. Virayut Swangchaeng, Deputy Director of the Laem Chabang Port, revealed on an initial investigation that they could not locate the place where the leakage began. Mr. Viraryut then suspended shipping immediately. Currently, the situation is under control and the oil absorption will be complete soon.

“Therefore, citizens living in the area can be at ease because there will be no further oil leaks into the ocean,” said Mr. Virayut in a speech to local media.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.