The Captain of the Port has provided an update on the course of the morning. A meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council is ongoing at No6 Convent Place.
AQUAGIB WATER INTAKE INLETS
AquaGib conducted a diving inspection early this morning at Little Bay, which confirmed that their salt water intake inlets are unaffected.
A sorbent boom has been deployed to protect Sandy Bay, where there is evidence of sheening and small amounts of oil on the shore. A clean up operation to remove it is underway.
REMOVAL OF FUEL FROM OS 35
Preparations to begin the pumping of fuel from Tank 1 are underway. Equipment is being brought on board to allow the operation to begin during the course of the afternoon.
The complex operation to deploy approximately 1km of boom around OS 35 in conjuction with Salvamar is ongoing and is expected to take a number of hours. This operation needs to be complete before the removal of fuel from tank 1 can begin. This is to provide layered containment for any seepage that may occur.