Oil Leak In St George’s, Clean Up Underway

January 23, 2018 | 5 Comments

Sol Petroleum Bermuda Limited [Sol] has confirmed that at approximately 8:00am this morning [Jan 23] there was a “release of an estimated four barrels of heavy fuel oil from one of the pipelines at the St. Georges Terminal.”

“Sol immediately ceased use of the pipeline, isolated and stopped the leak successfully. Sol activated its Incident Command Team to control the situation and commenced the clean-up process immediately,” the company said.

“The incident was reported promptly to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR], which joined the team at the facility to support the management of the situation.

“The team of Sol and contractors, in collaboration with the DENR continued the clean-up and product recovery process from the area at the terminal adjacent to the shoreline and inshore waters.

“Sol is grateful for the support given by Bermuda Yacht Services and the Fisheries Section of DENR who assisted with the on-water recovery process. Sol confirms that it is working actively to ensure that the appropriate remedies and precautionary measures are implemented.

“A thorough assessment and comprehensive repair of the line has been organised. Further steps will be coordinated and implemented by the local and corporate teams of Sol following the established RBCA guidelines of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.”

The General Manager of Sol Bermuda, Jonathan Brewin has been updating Bermuda Maritime Operations and other relevant Government departments regularly throughout the day.

“We regret this incident and reaffirm our focus towards a prompt and satisfactory resolution. We reiterate Sol’s commitment to the health, safety and environment of the communities in which we operate,” Mr Brewin said.

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  1. facts of the rock says:

    Not the first leak and wont be the last,it’s an aging facility with many items dating back to WW2.

  2. Jim Bob says:

    AGAIN???? ANOTHER LEAK???! I’m outraged.

  3. puzzled says:

    So if a truck has a leak…………………
    You onions are so closed skinned.

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