Oil spill in T&T waters

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it has been notified by Petrotrin that there was an oil spill on Wednesday six nautical miles off Trinidad in the Soldado North Field, Gulf of Paria.

The spill is from Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations – Cluster 21 to platform 14.

The source of the spill is above water.

“Petrotrin has informed the EMA that activities are underway to contain residual crude oil escaping from a pressurized pipeline, while assets have been mobilised to contain crude oil currently in the water.  Trinmar is also carrying out assessments along the southwestern peninsula to determine whether there was any impacted shoreline”.

The EMA says it has activated its emergency response protocol led by its Emergency Response & Investigation (ERI) team to conduct its own assessment and monitoring of the incident.


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