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Oil spill in MoBay

Friday, January 18, 2013    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — An oil spill from an overturned fuel tanker in the vicinity of the roundabout near the Sangster International Airport in this western Jamaica city, yesterday caused severe traffic delays after the police were forced to close Queen's Drive.

The police, an airport emergency response team and the Jamaica Fire Brigade responded quickly to contain the fuel that spilled from the truck and to clean the area.

Some airport passengers reportedly missed their flights but MBJ Airports Limited's chief commercial officer Elizabeth Scotton said operations at the airport were not seriously affected.

"We opened the commercial area of the airport so that passengers could access the airport easily. Red cap porters were there to escort our guests into the airport. We really have to commend our passengers who never complained and made the best of the situation," she said.

She added that persons who missed their flights were subsequently booked on other flights.

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