Thursday, 23 January 2020

Pertamina Deploys Oil Containment Booms in Karawang Oil Spill



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    Officers complete the installation of "Oil Boom" equipment to localize crude oil spills on Sedari Beach, Cibuaya, Karawang, West Java, Thursday, August 1, 2019. Pertamina in cooperation with Oil Spill Response Center (OSCT) seeks to minimize the impact of oil spills by installing Oil Booms on each coast as an effort the acceleration of handling of Pertamina's crude oil spill on the Karawang coast. ANTARA FOTO/M Ibnu Chazar

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) continues to intensively mitigate the massive oil spill in the waters of Karawang, West Java, by containing the oil spill with oil containment booms spread over an area covering 8,605 meters.

    “Other than that, there is also 3,116 ground and ocean personnel with 46 vessels mobilized to handle the gas leak and oil spill,” said Kepulauan Seribu Port Authority Office (KSOP) mission coordinator Tier 1 Herbert Marpaung on Sunday night, August 11.

    According to Herbert the device is spread in several areas, “As for the coastal areas, the Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java applied 2,905 meters of oil containment booms spread across six locations in Cemara Jaya, Sedari, Tambak Sari, Tanjung Pakis, Pantai Bakti, and Sungai Buntu,” said Herbert.

    The state-owned energy firm also prepared 5 medical posts in Cemara Jaya, Sungai Buntu, Sedari, Tambak Sari, and Muara Beting. The posts are each equipped with 5 doctors, 35 medics, and 5 ambulances.