State agencies are preparing to file a lawsuit against PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) for compensation over the environmental damage caused by the oil spill from its offshore pipeline on Saturday.
The slick had spread across Ao Phrao on the resort island of Samet in eastern Rayong early yesterday and was threatening nearby marine sanctuaries.
Authorities and more than 500 PTT employees have been struggling to prevent the slick spreading at the beach. They have tried to contain the spill, which has stretched almost 1km along the bay, using containment booms to prevent further environmental damage in the area.
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