CNN — Local authorities in bio hazard suites to clean 30% more of the 50,000 liter oil spill at Koh Samet island coast.

Authorities said about 70% of the spillage has been cleaned up forthe past days and more or less 30% more are requiring attention to clear the coast and restore the paradise beaches now covered black.

The clean up should be completed by Saturday and it is in great hopes that the beaches be restored
as soon as possible because tourism has been affected by the incident.

The tourism of the island, known to mostly Russian and Chinese tourists, is greatly affected as reservations already withdrawn and current visitors fled the island in terror of the effects of the oil spill.

—CNN
August 1, 2013