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Navy rushes to prevent oil spill in Gulf

Crew member on Chevron storage vessel killed after machine explodes during maintenance

The oil slick in the sea off the eastern coast. (File photo: Royal Thai Navy)

Authorities on Thursday were working to avert a leak from a storage vessel carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil in the Gulf of Thailand off Chon Buri.

One crew member was killed after seawater entered the hull of the FSO Benchamas 2 when a seal malfunctioned during maintenance earlier this week.

Navy spokesman Adm Prokgrong Monthatphalin said multiple agencies were working to recover the body of the dead crewman, fix the leak and avert an oil spill.

“The vessel’s condition is safe and weather conditions are not interfering with the…

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