Civil defense crews in collaboration with Electricite du Liban (EDL) and Karadeniz, a Turkish firm that owns the power ship Fatmagül Sultan, were able to contain a minor oil spill off Zouk’s coast last night.
The spill occurred as a ship was unloading fuel tanks for the Zouk power plant at 10:40 pm on February 3rd.
EDL stated, “The pumping pipeline burst off, which resulted in the leakage of around 100 cubic meters of fuel oil, part of which landed on land and another into the sea and were immediately contained.”
They’ve been cleaning the oil spill since 1:00 AM on Wednesday and were able to complete the clean up by night time.
Karpowership, a subsidiary of Karadeniz, said that the Fatmagül Sultan is in no way related to the spill that took place, saying that it was likely caused by a cracked pipe that was used to pump fuel into EDL’s tanks.
“It is worth mentioning that Karpowership’s staff operating Fatmagül Sultan was completely mobilized to assist the Civil Defense units and the workers at EDL to contain the leak,” they added.