No slick explanation for huge PTT oil spill
The true cause of the accident that has seen crude washing up on our beaches, with potentially devastating affects on the tourism industry, seems shrouded in mystery
The head of PTT's oil slick clean-up team was driving back to Bangkok last Sunday evening from Rayong when he received a phone call he wasn't expecting.
CRUDE AWAKENING: Workers and volunteers help one another scoop oil liquid washed ashore at Ao Phrao beach on Samet Island in Rayong province. PHOTOS: SAYAN CHUENUDOMSAVAD
After determining the situation was under control following the spraying of dispersants from ships and a Singaporean plane, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) president Bowon Vongsinudom had decided to head home and leave the monitoring of the situation to his staff and marine officials stationed in the area.
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