Disposing of oily bilge water

Where in Phuket can a ship owner properly dispose of oily bilge water? For example, I have a client who called me and wanted to know where he could dispose of about 700 liters of water that was mistakenly put into his diesel fuel tank when the fuel tank contained only a few liters of diesel fuel.

We are concerned that if a contractor is hired to pump it out, they will go to an isolated location and just dump it. So is there any place someone can properly dispose of oily or fuel-contaminated water on Phuket? Or are there any companies...

  • Asked on Friday, September 12, 2008 | 05:21 PM
    Bradley Kenny, Phuket.

We have a biodiesel oil-disposal machine at our incinerator area that can be used for this purpose. We heat used diesel oily or fuel-contaminated water at 60บC to make the water evaporate, leaving the oil, which can be used as fuel for the incinerator.

If you would like us to dispose of the oily water for you, please call me at 081-5356972. There is no charge for this service.

  • Answered on Friday, September 12, 2008 | 05:21 PM
    Prachum Suriya, Chief of Phuket City Municipality’s Environment division.
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