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Oil/Diesel spill from RT drain ends up @ sea next to Village Cay Marina & Hotel

An area where the oil or diesel appeared to have been dumped or spilled. Photo: VINO
Another area on Wickham's Cay I, Tortola where the oil/diesel is present. Photo: VINO
Another area on Wickham's Cay I, Tortola where the oil/diesel is present. Photo: VINO
Presence of the oil/diesel could be seen and smelt in this area near Village Cay, Tortola. Photo: VINO
Presence of the oil/diesel could be seen and smelt in this area near Village Cay, Tortola. Photo: VINO
It is unclear if there is any negative impact on the environment due what appears to be a oil or diesel spill. Photo: VINO
It is unclear if there is any negative impact on the environment due what appears to be a oil or diesel spill. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents, guests and workers from the local Village Cay Hotel, Marina and Restaurant had a hard time breathing yesterday February 4, 2018 around 9:00 A.M. when either oil or diesel ended up in the sea next to the marina from a drain next to the popular eatery and hotel.

Village Cay Hotel and Marina was not the cause of the oil or diesel leaking into the sea from a drain next to its property as our roving camera followed the trail and found that it appeared to be coming from either a nearby generator being serviced or further up where oil and other items were poured into an open drain in the capital city.

The smell of the petroleum products affected customers trying to have a meal at Village Cay. It is our newsroom’s understanding that the Department of Disaster Management and the Fire and Rescue services were called to the scene.

Director of DDM Sharlene S. DaBreo did not respond to our queries on the matter while Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean was unable to comment on the issue as he is not in office today.

Conservation and Fisheries Department (C&FD) could not be reached for a comment up to time of publication.

9 Responses to “Oil/Diesel spill from RT drain ends up @ sea next to Village Cay Marina & Hotel”

  • watcher (05/02/2018, 14:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    this is from a drop from a well known company
  • retired (05/02/2018, 18:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's the same problem in Hannah Bay. All the guts and streets in Hannahs and Palestina in Pleasant Valley drain into this bay. Various companies/individuals are dumping their used generator/backhoe/heavy equipment oils into these drains. Every time it rains these pollutants are washed towards and eventually into Hannah Bay along with some of the overflowing sewage.
  • cay (05/02/2018, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am sure this came from the sewerage station by round about
  • Brains (05/02/2018, 19:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The rich get richer the poor get poorer and the middle class gets VINO News featuring BVI the reality series.
  • See (05/02/2018, 19:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Again ...No one held accountable .
  • purple (05/02/2018, 20:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it possible that a certain truck with some purple painting is responsible?
  • Truth (06/02/2018, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I like village cay ms cline has turn that place around


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