Today, Sunday 7th June 2020, at around 5:55 PM, Heritage Petroleum Company Limited was in the process of conducting an engineered hydro test to assess the integrity of Tank 27 at the Adventure Tank Farm in Pt Fortin when there was a failure of the tank wall causing a leak.
The leak caused the sea water, utilised in the hydro test, to flow out of the tank, overflowing the bunded area and into the roadway and the nearby Atlantic LNG compound.
The sea water would also have caused the overflow of residual oil from the sump pit located at the tank farm. The water subsided within two-hours, and clean-up operations are currently ongoing.
There have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident and Heritage is continuing to monitor the situation. Heritage’s Incident Command and HSSE teams are on site and managing the situation.