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Oil Spill Contained at Port Denarau

An oil spill at Port Denarau in Nadi on Saturday was contained a few hours after it was detected. This was confirmed by Port Denarau Mari­na Limited general manager Cynthia
27 Feb 2018 11:00
Oil Spill Contained at Port Denarau
Fuel spillage was evident at the Port Denarau Marina yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

An oil spill at Port Denarau in Nadi on Saturday was contained a few hours after it was detected.

This was confirmed by Port Denarau Mari­na Limited general manager Cynthia Rasch yesterday.

It is believed the oil spill was from a leak in the diesel pipeline at the port that supplies fuel to vessels that berth there.

Ms Rasch said the fuel spillage was detected on Saturday night and was not major.

“We received assistance from Pacific Ener­gy who supplies the fuel.

“The area was sealed off with floaters and absorbent material used to take in the fuel that leaked out.”

“At present I am waiting for a report from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) and Pacific Energy to make a proper report on the spillage.

“The leakage was also repaired at the pipe­line and that was done within a few hours af­ter it was detected.

“Everything has been contained.

No comments could be obtained from Pacif­ic Energy. Meanwhile some workers said the smell of diesel was very significant and could still be seen on the water surface yesterday.

Ms Rasch said no damage was done to any­thing as the containment of the spillage was carried out quickly.

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