Disaster averted at BORCO terminal
By LEDEDRA MARCHE
FN Senior Reporter
Officials at The Bahamas Oil Refinery Company International Limited (BORCO) are investigating the early Thursday morning fire at the terminal.
"There was no injuries and no off-site impact," said Patrick D. Hodgins, Buckeye Partners director of Health Safety Security and Environmental/ Public Affairs Officer.
"The fire was put out quite quickly and we're very fortunate for having highly trained employees, as well as the local fire department was very helpful."
Two fire trucks were dispatched by firefighters to help with extinguishing the blaze.
Officials say the fire was minor and the terminal is currently in operation.
As for an estimate of the damage, Hodgins said there was none.
"We're looking at what do we have to do, find out what happened and try to fix it," he said, adding that an investigation is underway.
"We have people involved in the investigation as we speak."
Grand Bahama police also confirmed the fire is under investigation.
BORCO, a subsidiary of Buckeye Partners, L.P., is the largest storage terminal facility in the Caribbean, with the ability to store, blend, transship, bunker fuel oil, crude oil, and various petroleum products.
It is also the leading hub oil terminal in the region.
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