Oil tanker sinks off Thai coast

Bangkok: An oil tanker, which was carrying 30,000-60,000 litres of oil sludge, sank near the Maha Chai Gulf in Bangkok's adjacent Samut Sakhon Province when heading to dock at the coast on Tuesday, causing an oil spill in the area.

According to Thai News Agency, the oil sludge was transferred from a larger ship and would then be transferred onto trucks and carried to recycling facilities in Bangkok and adjacent Saraburi Province.

All five crew memebers onboard the tanker were safely rescued. The local marine authority is still investigating the accident. [09/04/14]

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