Saturday 23 March 2019

Freeport deploys boom as a precaution 

Malta Freeport Terminals has deployed a temporary protective boom outside Birżebbuġa’s Pretty Bay as a precautionary measure after a significant amount of oil residue was observed at the end of the terminal’s basin.

This incident happened earlier today when Freeport employees noticed a rainbow-coloured oil slick near Terminal One. Transport Malta is investigating the cause and the Freeport took the decision to deploy the boom.

This lightweight rapid response boom — a €30,000 investment by the Freeport last year — stops the oil spill from spreading beyond the Freeport waters..

It will remain in place until the spill is cleared.


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