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Grounded fishing boat leaking oil off Phuket

Oil spilled from a South Korea-bound container ship

Cheburi, a fishing boat from outside Thai waters, has washed ashore on Tapao Yai Island just off Phuket’s Cape Panwa after being abandoned when its owners were prosecuted for violating Thailand’s Fisheries Act by failing to report their movements.

Officials surrounded the area with floating protection barriers to prevent more fuel oil from leaking from the vessel.

Full story: The Nation

By Phuket Gazette / The Nation

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