10 February 2017

Changi Beach one month after the oil spill

One month after the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, signs of the oil spill remains at Changi Beach near Carpark 3.
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
Things seem unchanged if not worse, compared to our last oil spill impact survey in Jan 2017, about two weeks after the oil spill. Attempts to deal with oiled stakes appear to have resulted in more debris on the shore.


There is a series of stakes and 'bags' near Carpark 2 all the way to Carpark 4. They appear to be some effort at erosion control.
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
This is what I saw here one day after the oil spill happened.
Oil spill in the Johor Strait (5 Jan 2017) from Changi Carpark 4

Oil spill in the Johor Strait (5 Jan 2017) from Changi Carpark 4

Oil spill in the Johor Strait (5 Jan 2017) from Changi Carpark 4
Today, one month after the oil spill, the oiled stakes are still there.
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
And the oiled snails are also still there...sigh. They are oiled and still alive. ONE MONTH after the oil spill...I apologised to them on behalf of humans.
Some stakes without oil appear to have been placed among oiled stakes.
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
Some parts of this set up seems to be breaking down. With missing 'bags' and erosion happening behind the stakes.
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
Fabrics used for the 'bags'?
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point
There is a big pile of fabrics near the stakes that look similar to the 'bags'. Dumped here?
Oil-covered stakes at Changi Point

Today, Debby Ng of the Hantu Bloggers and I surveyed these Changi shores for oil spill impact
See also Debby's post on the Hantu Blog.

Posts about the Jan 2017 Johor Strait oil spill

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