Officials scramble as illegal tanker sinks, spills oil into Phuket canal

 Officials scramble as illegal tanker sinks, spills oil into Phuket canal

Thai fishing boat. Photo: SeaDave.



PHUKET: Marine Police scrambled this morning to contain an oil spill from an abandoned illegal tanker that sank in the Tah Jeen Canal on the east side of Phuket Town last night.

The sunken boat, modified into an illegal tanker with the capacity to hold an estimated 20,000 liters of diesel oil, was spotted by local villagers at about 7:30am.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette



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