Tanker sank in Gulf of Siam, oil leak reported

Product tanker POR ANDAMAN 2 sank in the evening Jan 22 in Gulf of Siam 62 nm north of Koh Samuiisland, Thailand, cause unclear. 6 crew rescued, all are safe. Tanker has some 450-500 tons of fuel on board, oil leak occurred. Stain some 10 kilometers long, up to 200 meters wide, reported drifting in northern direction, but it’s a thin oil film, expected to dissolve naturally. Thai Navy is monitoring stain drift, and situation in wreckage are.
Product tanker POR ANDAMAN 2, Call sign HSB9038, length 44 meters, flag Thailand.



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