NP Emergency Response team investigating cause of fuel truck fire

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NP Emergency Response team investigating cause of fuel truck fire

The National Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd (NP) has reported no injuries following a fire on one of their contractor’s fuel truck.

In a statement Saturday, the company said a fire which occurred in the manifold of a Road Tank Wagon (RTW) owned and operated by a fuel haulage contractor, was quickly extinguished by one of NP’s employees.

The incident occurred at NP’s Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain compound and in keeping with established HSSE procedural guidelines, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services were immediately contacted and a fire tender from the Wrightson Road, division was immediately dispatched to the scene.

NP said the fire was fully extinguished with no reports of injury.

The company said its Emergency Response personnel are conducting investigations to determine the cause of the fire.

NP also thanked fire officers for their prompt response and assured the public that its operations are “running as normal with a continuous and reliable supply of fuel”.

NP said it remains focused on ensuring the timely delivery of fuel by land, by sea and by air to its service station network; airports in Trinidad and Tobago; industrial customers including the Port Authority; all hospitals; and all the protective services.