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Balboa oil spill cleanup progressing


Posted 26/01/2022

The cleanup of a spill of five barrels of fuel oil in the Balboa area is underway the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the AMP, the incident occurred on Friday, January 21. On that day at 12:45 pm, they received a report from the Panama Oil Terminals, SA company indicating that a crack had been detected in the fuel oil line producing a spill of approximately 5 barrels of oil. product and that the necessary repairs were being carried out.

The Department of Prevention and Control of Pollution of the General Directorate of Ports and Auxiliary Maritime Industries of the AMP went to the area.

“It was observed that the contamination event covered areas of piers 7 and 8 in Balboa, additionally, three certified companies with an operating license for spill cleanup were contacted that could immediately attend to the work”, said the institution


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