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Repsol: comments captain of the ship

January 26, 2022February 24th, 2022Committed to remediation

Lima, January 26, 2022. Regarding the publications that include comments from the captain of the vessel involved in the oil spill occurred on January 15 in Ventanilla, it is important to mention that in the same communication document, on which the published information is based (protest letter), it is stated textually that: “abnormal sea/swell conditions occurred during the discharging operation at CBM Terminal 2 causing parting of mooring ropes” and it is confirmed that the containment booms were deployed from the first moment.
In addition to this, it should be mentioned that responding to the delay of the request for a pilot in the area is not within Repsol’s competence.
Likewise, another document signed by the ship’s captain indicates that when the oil stains were identified, the team of divers around the vessel was activated to carry out the corresponding inspection according to the contingency plan.
Repsol informed that they were unable to enter due to unsafe conditions, so a second team of divers with special equipment for this type of situation was immediately activated and took charge of the dives.
That said, the company and the authorities are carrying out the corresponding investigations into this event.
In the meantime, Repsol continues to concentrate its efforts on the clean-up, as well as supporting the population and caring for the fauna.