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Oil spill hits Phuket beaches


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14 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

 

No crude jokes about this please as it's a sticky situation to be in .. 

 

It's tar-brush but not as you know it.

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It's been happening for years, especially at Kata Noi, not in the least uncommon after storms to find it on the soles of your feet, on your board, balls of it on the beach, I normally use WD40 type spray and a scouring pad to remove it, horrible stuff.

Also, think it's more do to with passing ships, squid boats etc flushing their bilges.

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Tourists will navigate the gauntlet of regulations, rules, and restrictions, monitoring (GPS bracelet and smartphone tracker), and additional expense (mandatory SHA hotels ฿฿฿) - add mandatory mask wearing, closed bars and entertainment - and then top it off with beaches (the only entertainment left) covered with tar-ball from an oil spill.
Paradise, 'eh?  🤔  <cue Jimmy Buffet>

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4 hours ago, Tracyb said:

Well, there goes The Sandbox!

Welcome To The Phuket Oil-spill Sandbox!!!

"Oil Spill - Beaches Closed.  Clean sand boxes this way ➡️"

It would be ironic if they had to truck in clean sand and place the sand in a manner to actually create a sandbox so tourist have a place to play in clean sand?  🤔

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1 minute ago, ChipButty said:

Thats a slick move


<slide whistle, cymbal crash, canned laughter>  😆

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

tar balls have turned large stretches of sand dark,

  Well I never - perhaps the forthcoming tourists will be able to enjoy a Turkish style "mud bath"?????

 

Mud Baths in Dalyan | Marmaris Travel

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I'm so lucky, unlucky, I got one at bottom of my feet yesterday at Nai Harn beach, and another today at Patong beach, and everybody else had no problem...!!!!?

 

People win lotteries twice on a row , I get sticky oil paste, horrible. Stick to skin fast and if touch it to the fingers..., dark brown/reddish stuff... 😨

 

I find the best quickest way is go to dry sand and use a lot of dry sand and rub it a lot, dry sand takes it off, water or wet sand, no use.... ! ☹️🤔

 

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