Last week, the company informed that its oil storage terminal was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, but all crew had already evacuated the terminal on 31st August and were safe.
A response team continues to assess the damage and plan the recovery work. Initial recovery assets have been deployed and additional machinery and equipment is being added. Recovery is expected to be significantly stepped up over the coming days in close dialogue with local authorities,
...Equinor said in a recent update.
There is no oil spill as a result of the damage. A previously suspected oil spill in open water has now been confirmed to be a patch of seaweed.
Another area with potential product 70-80 kilometers north east of the terminal on the other side of the island has been observed from air and results are being processed.
Currently, there are no indications that the terminal is the source for this.
The Hurricane Dorian passed over the Abaco Islands on September 1 as a Category 5 storm and caused major disaster upon passing through the Bahamas, with at least 50 deaths recorded, 1,300 people missing, as well as thousands of homes destroyed.