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Phuket Oil Spill: diesel slick drifting toward Phi Phi Islands

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PHUKET: A large plume of diesel fuel emanating from the wreck of the Choke Thavorn 6 fuel tanker that sunk in heavy seas off Phuket yesterday is heading in the general direction of the Phi Phi Islands in Phuket’s neighboring province Krabi.

Crew aboard Royal Thai Navy helicopters monitoring the situation told a reporter from the state-run MCOT news agency this morning that the slick is now moving eastward.

An earlier report had the plume of pollution moving in a more southerly direction, toward international waters.

The Phuket Gazette

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