Date of Release:
May 4 2014
On April 25, the sea off Ban Bang Thao in Phuket’s Thalang district turned from emerald green to black, causing tourists to flee the beach.
Needless to say, this has the potential to spell doom for the resort province that depends so heavily on tourism.
It’s the second time in a month that the Bang Thao waters have become heavily polluted.
The first was reported during the Songkran period, when blackened water was seen from the shoreline stretching many metres out to sea.
That’s more than enough to ruin the reputation of the primary industry of this Andaman Sea tourism mecca.