NuStar oil spill off the coast of Statia

POSTED: 08/6/15 7:01 PM


ORANJESTAD – The Statia Safe & Sound Foundation (SSS) have asked harbormaster Austin van Heyningen for information about reports of an oil spill that occurred last Friday around 9 p.m. A hose of the single point mooring of NuStar’s oil terminal ruptured while servicing an oil tanker. This caused the oil to escape into the sea. The sheen of the spill was seen heading into a western direction.

SSS asked for information about the scale of the spill, its cause, its possible effects and the measures that were taken.

Earlier oil spills at NuStar’s oil terminal occurred in June 2013, August 2013 and January 2014.


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