A significant incident has been declared after about 200 barrels of reservoir fluid leaked into the water at Poole Harbour in Dorset, southern England, on Sunday, the BBC reported.
The leak occurred at a pipeline operated by Perenco, beneath Owers Bay on Sunday, in response to the report, citing Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC).
PHC has activated its oil spill plan and the pipeline had been shut down, with booms positioned on both aspect of the leak, the report stated.
“Anybody who has come into contact with the spill ought to wash instantly with cleaning soap and water. If eyes have come into contact with the spill, they need to be rinsed with water,” the company stated in a press release to BBC.
PHC didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for a remark.