Report: Oil Spill Seen in BVIMay 19, 2010 By: Joe Pike
The Caribbean Net News reported on Tuesday that the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in the British Virgin Islands responded to a report received of a recent oil spill at the Road Town Jetty.
Upon investigation this past Sunday, the response team observed about 350 gallons of diesel floating on the surface of the water resulting in a strong, unpleasant odor in the vicinity.
A joint operation mounted by the DDM with the Fire and Rescue Services Department, Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (Marine Division) and the Department of Conservation and Fisheries resulted in a four-hour clean up of the area and an investigation into the source of the spill.
The DDM is continuing its investigation into the oil spill.