The consequences of Hurricane Dorian, there are reviews of comprehensive destruction throughout the Bahamas. Equinor says it’s going to clear up the spills from the South Riding Point oil terminal. Resources are being mobilized as quickly as doable to safeguard individuals, the environment, and the ability.
On the time of arrival of the hurricane, Equinor had 54 personnel on Grand Bahama. All are confirmed safe and accounted for. Employee aid is being offered, including water and food.
The South Riding Point oil terminal has sustained injury from the hurricane and oil has been noticed on the ground on the terminal site and in neighboring areas. The size of the spill will not be but clear.
Based on present visible assessments, there are not any signs of extended oil leakage from the oil spills from the terminal to sea or beaches or tanks. Additional examination is ongoing to assess the full impact of the spill.
Security personnel is on-site on the terminal working to secure the area and identify potential hazards.
Equinor has secured vessels and gear for oil spill response in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and from various ports throughout southeast Florida. Some are now en route, whereas some are pending customs to be en route as quickly as possible. Upon arrival, clear-up and remediation will start immediately.
The equipment mobilized includes skimmers, oil containment booms, absorbents, pumps, pressure washers, and boats.
The situation is complex and challenging, with damage to infrastructure hampering progress in relief and response efforts.