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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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July 2013


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EXTRA CROIERG TRAINING COURSES SCHEDULED BY TISC

The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) has scheduled two (2) additional training courses for August and September.

Both are Managers Courses with a special emphasis on Transport Emergency Response Plans (TERP’s) and will be held at the TISC Sutton Road, Training Complex, Canberra ACT

The dates are: -

  • August 20th to 22nd
  • September 17th to 19th

There is room for additional nominees for both courses

For course information & bookings the contact details are: -

E.Mail

pharrison@suttonroad.com.au

Phone TISC Office

Paul Harrison (Exec Manager Training)

(02) 6297 7187

0407 223 125

Postal Address

TISC PO Box 6074

Queanbeyan 2620

COURSE COST

$1,800


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RESPONDERS TRAINING COURSE HELD IN CANBERRA JUNE 26 TO 28

The Responders Training Course was held in Canberra at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road Training Complex from June 26 to 28 and was fully booked

A good representation from Cootes Tanker Services (International Energy Services) with attendees from most states

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE TELE-CONFERENCE HELD ON JUNE 13TH

The Governance Committee, comprising representatives from CROIERG, NBTA and TISC met by teleconference on June 13th

Matters discussed were:

  1. The Emergency Managers and Emergency Responders Training Courses, with special emphasis on course assessment material and due dates

     

  2. The AFAC (Australasian Fire Authorities Council) correspondence to CROIERG in regard to Personal Protective Clothing Colour for Industry Emergency Responders, The Governance Committee has recommended a colour in the Blue Spectrum and advised AFAC accordingly

     

  3. External Training (I.e. separate from the TISC Training Complex) for the Emergency Responders Courses where the newly acquired CROIERG Semi-Trailer Tanker Unit could be utilised for the Responder Courses

CROIERG CANBERRA STORE

Paul Pulver and Brian Withers of Ron Finemore Transport came over to Canberra, from Wagga Wagga, on Saturday June 22nd to begin the huge task of re-organising the CROIERG Canberra Store, arranging the storing of new stock deliveries and the stocking of spill response trailers.

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Nice and cool on the day The Editor can assure you. But not as cold as the two previous days that had minus 5 °C as the minimum (Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)

We are very grateful to Paul and Brian for their splendid co-operative efforts (again!)

TRAINING COURSES

The newly acquired semi-trailer training tanker has been fitted out with new livery by way of large CROIERG decals.

The decals were designed, manufactured and fitted by Chris Broers of Yass Signs

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New CROIERG Decals on the semi-trailer training tanker

STAGE 2 TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2013

STAGE 2 (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted at the TISC Training Complex on the Sutton Road, Canberra ACT:

COURSE

2013

MANAGER’S & RESPONDER’S

(5-Day Course)

September 9th to 13th

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

(02) 6297 7187

Email TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

  1. Stage1 (Managers) Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response

     

  2. Stage 2 (Responders) Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations.

     

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

Managers

$1,800

Responders

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

Combined Manager & Responder Course/s

$3,300 + $88 for Responder Card

TRIPLE THE FUN FOR FUEL DISTRIBUTOR

NEW INNOVATIVE UNIT PLACED INTO SERVICE BY INLAND PETROLEUM (NSW)

June 12, 2013 Dubbo NSW

A Dubbo-based fuel distributor is about to launch a heavy vehicle with three trailers that it promises offers both safety and efficiency advances.

Inland Petroleum has invested $1.1 million in the development of an AB-triple, set to become the first on western NSW highways.

The three-trailer combination will measure 36.5 metres, the same as the road trains already operating west of Dubbo, and travel at 90km/hour as well as meeting other regulations set by the state's roads authority.

Troy Besham and owner Paul McCallum with the new unit at Dubbo NSW

Troy Besham and owner Paul McCallum with the new unit at Dubbo NSW

Troy Besham, Paul McCallum and a friend with the new innovative combination

 Paul McCallum, Troy Besham and a friend with the new innovative combination

Side on view of the combination

Side on view of the combination

CROIERG acknowledges the splendid co-operation of the Daily Leader newspaper of Dubbo NSW in making theses photographs available for the CROIERG Web News.

Inland Petroleum proprietor Paul McCallum has already been in the driver's seat of the many-wheeled feat of engineering and offered assurances to motorists that there was nothing to worry about.

"It's very road-friendly and people won't even notice it," he said.

Mr McCallum started work on the concept in 1997 but it only gained momentum from 2011 with the introduction of Roads and Maritime Services' (RMS) Road Train Modernisation Program.

An AB-triple offered a number of benefits to the independent fuel and lubricants distribution business with customers throughout the western area.

"It's no longer than a road train, but it will operate with 35 per cent more efficiency due to its unique combination," Mr McCallum said.

"Current road trains are 80 tonnes whereas this vehicle will operate at 113 tonnes."

Another "unique attribute" was the steerable axels on each trailer combination. They reduced the swept path of the three trailers to match the prime movers - unlike a road train, which usually had to turn wide.

Its operation would be under the regulations of the Intelligent Access Program, which required the 90km/hour speed limit, GPS tracking, fatigue management and mass management.

The AB-triple was fully disc-braked, and used a combination of three braking systems to allow it to stop more quickly. "In an emergency situation, it has very advanced technology to control the unit," Mr McCallum said.

"The braking goes from the back forward and all the trailers work together to stop the unit.

"It's a pretty impressive piece of gear."

Mr McCallum, whose business won the top honour at the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Rhino Awards, found the skills needed to construct the heavy vehicle locally.

It was a result of the combined efforts of Troy Behsman from Express Welding Services at Dubbo and Heil Tankers. "A local firm has done a world-class piece of engineering," Mr McCallum said.

Next week the AB-triple will undergo trial certification work in conjunction with NSW Police and RMS prior to final approval.

Once given the all-clear, Inland Petroleum will deploy the heavy vehicle from Dubbo to mines at Cobar and to Bourke and into western Queensland, carrying diesel and specialty fuels.

Source dailyliberal.com.au/story/1564813/triple-the-fun-for-fuel-distributor

To view a video of the maneuverability of this new innovative unit go to the following link

You’ll be truly amazed. ED

NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FINAL STRATEGY JUNE 2013

Corporate heavyweights band together to reduce road toll

Australia’s business sector will take a lead in improving road safety under a National Road Safety Partnership Program to be launched later this year.

Establishment of the program is being led by a steering committee comprised of senior representatives from a diverse range of organisations such as BHP Billiton, Coca-Cola Amatil, Rio Tinto, Telstra, Shell, Toll QX, Volkswagen, Wesfarmers Insurance, Zurich, Holden and Origin Energy (see complete list below).

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has also supported the development of the program, which is designed to assist businesses to share information about how to improve road safety in their workplace.

Acting Chief Executive, George Konstandakos said the NTC was proud to have played a part in the release of the National Road Safety Partnership Program Final Strategy today which underpins the establishment of the program, following public consultation on the draft strategy in the later part of 2012.

"This initiative is unique as it is industry driven and aims to promote the role of businesses in reducing the road toll," said NTC Acting Chief Executive, George Konstandakos.

"Work-related road crashes account for almost half of all occupational fatalities in Australia and 15 percent of the national road toll. As almost half of the new vehicles sold in Australia each year are purchased by businesses, there is an opportunity for them to have a significant impact on road safety."

John Nagle, Chief Executive of Lumley Insurance, part of Wesfarmers Insurance, said that improving road safety in their workplace was good for the community and good for business.

"Business can not only make a positive contribution to the community by cutting the number of incidents staff and vehicles are involved in, but they can also improve productivity and reduce their costs from time lost to injury and compensation, " said Mr Nagle.

Steering committee member Rod Baker (Road & Rail HSSE Manager, Shell Australia) said that Shell supported the program as it recognised the contribution businesses can make in reducing road deaths and injuries.

"People who carry out business for Shell globally travel about 3.6 million kilometres every day. That is about 100 times around the world each day, or 1.3 billion kilometres each year. Road transport is integral to the way Shell does business, so getting road safety right is a priority," said Mr Baker.

"Road safety is a global issue and improvements are in everyone’s interests."

The steering committee is currently working on the establishment of a website in conjunction with the NTC and UK Roadsafe, to provide an interactive repository for businesses of all sizes to share information about improving workplace road safety.

Members have also collaborated on the development of several case studies that illustrate the safety, productivity and environmental gains achievable by businesses making changes to their safety culture.

The NTC is proud to have served in a facilitating role in establishing this program: National Road Safety Partnership Program Final Strategy June 2013 (5190Kb PDF)

FREIGHT WEEK TO BE HELD FROM SEPT 2ND TO SEPT 6TH IN MELBOURNENBTA Logo

Emergency Response Day will be held on Thursday September 5th conducted by the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA)

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CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD (CSB) RELEASES NEW 3-DISC SAFETY VIDEO DVD SET

Contains 31 CSB Productions, Depicting a Variety of Accidents

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2013

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board today announced production and release of a new three-disc, single-box set containing all safety videos produced to date for completed CSB accident investigations.

The DVD set is available free of charge and may be ordered by filling out the DVD request form at www.CSB.gov.

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso said, "The CSB Safety Videos are known around the world for their forceful depiction of the events that lead to deadly releases, explosions and fires, and their clear explanations of the root causes of the accidents – all derived from the high-quality detailed investigations carried out by CSB staff.

We believe the new three-disc set, including our latest videos, will facilitate distribution and bring safety awareness to an even higher level."

Source CSB.gov

RAPID RESPONSE TO DEAL WITH SPILLS (UK)

A look at UK oil spill response from the private sector. Ed

Have a look at the age of the company?

June 7, 2013 Hull UK

A Montrose company is using a new mobile response unit to help protect the countryside against accidental oil and diesel spills.

Rix Petroleum keeps the unit, fully equipped to deal with fuel spillages, on permanent standby at its local depot, and others around the country, for quick deployment anywhere it is needed to deal with an emergency.

The trailer comes complete with absorbent materials plus booms to contain spills of domestic heating oil, farm fuel and commercial fuels as well as other equipment to clean up a site after an accident.

Using Ifor Williams Trailers, supplied by Hull-based Ripon Farm Services, means the equipment can be taken quickly to a variety of different sites, from farms and homes to road accidents or industrial premises.

Steve Moody, Rix health and safety manager, said: "We very rarely have to use the equipment, but it’s on constant stand-by. "We would use it if there was an accident with a tanker out on the road, or if there’s a spill with a tank while it is being filled, or a problem with a customer’s tank at some point.

"Touch wood, we never have to use the equipment, but it’s good to know it’s ready at a moment’s notice.

"We needed something that was easy to transport and to hitch-up quickly, and able to get to different locations easily, and so the trailers seemed the perfect, and economic, answer to what we required."

"As a responsible, independent, family-owned company built over 140 years, we see environmental management as an important responsibility and we take practical measures to comply with all relevant environmental laws and regulations as a minimum standard."

Rix specialises in supplying and delivering domestic heating oil, farm fuel and commercial fuels to thousands of customers around the country with depots in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, the West Midlands and Norfolk.

Source montrosereview.co.uk/news/local-headlines/rapid-response-to-deal-with-spills-1-2947513

FIRE BRIGADES TURNOUT GEAR (Bunker Gear)

Fire Authorities have drawn attention to the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) to be worn by Industry Emergency Responders who attend incidents involving spills or threatened spills of dangerous goods in transport.

The authorities want to be easily able to differentiate between fire service personnel and industry crews who may be called in to attend incidents such as tanker rollovers. They see the colour of personal protective clothing as a practical medium for this differentiation

These Industry Emergency Responders can have responsibility for containing spills and transferring product for removal from the incident scene. The Fire Services state that these people should have protective clothing similar to that worn by fire services

Questions have been asked what colour PPC industry people should wear so that there is not confusion with that worn by fire service personnel. It has also been mentioned that industry PPC should clearly show the name of the organisation on the back for identification purposes. This name display should contrast with the colour selected for the PPC

Refer previous news article in this web news where the Governance Committee (CROIERG/NBTA/TISC) has recommended a colour in the Blue Spectrum to AFAC

We are to be further advised on this matter of colour and will keep members fully informed

The relevant Australian Standard is AS/NZS4967

FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM THE FIRE & RESCUE NEW SOUTH WALES WEBSITE

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

As well as the obvious dangers of heat, firefighters are exposed to toxic fumes, sharp objects, uneven ground, slippery surfaces, biological fluids, spilt chemicals and electricity.

Because of this firefighting uniforms need to provide the best protection possible for our firefighters. Firefighting ensembles are known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and generally consist of the following items:

FIREFIGHTING ENSEMBLE

THE TUNIC

A firefighter’s tunic is made from fire resistant, synthetic fabric which retains its structural strength after fire exposure, and resists cuts and tears. It provides a good level of protection without exacerbating the metabolic heat stress of the firefighter. It is designed to enable good flexibility and the collar has a long zip to ensure complete closure of the jacket to the neck. It provides a high level of thermal resistance protection without being overly heavy to wear.

FLASH HOODS

The protective hood or flash hood is a one-piece garment that provides extra protection to the head and neck during structural firefighting.

BOOTS

Firefighting boots are designed to provide superior safety and comfort to the wearer. They have a dual density cushioned rubber sole which reduces the boot weight and provides orthotic superiority, greater ankle support and reduces skeletal impact related injuries. Additionally, the boot is fire retardant and resistant to water penetration. A full interior synthetic fire retardant liner provides increased wearer comfort, by allowing better foot breathability and increased thermal and radiant heat protection.

HELMET

International trends in firefighting helmets change almost every five years. The present helmet on issue to FRNSW firefighters complies with the Australian Standard for structural firefighting helmets. Helmets are designed to be durable, long-lasting, impact absorbent, protective and as lightweight as possible. The colour of the helmet is different depending on the rank of the firefighter. Most firefighters have yellow helmets, while the Commissioner's is black.

GLOVES

Firefighters have different types of gloves for protection against the variety of hazards that may be experienced in their duties. For example there are surgical gloves for protection from biological hazards (e.g. body fluids), chemical resistant gloves, general purpose gloves and thermal resistant gloves for general firefighting. There is no single glove that can provide adequate protection from all risks. Training, experience and supervision are needed to ensure the correct glove is being worn.

BUSHFIRE JACKET

The bushfire jacket is designed primarily for bushfire fighting applications. The jacket is lightweight, comfortable and affords the wearer moderate levels of both radiant and thermal protection, while minimising the possibility of heat stress.

HIGH VISIBILITY SAFETY VESTS

From time to time firefighters are required to operate on or near roadways or in areas where they need to be clearly visible. For these situations firefighters wear a lime yellow vest with silver reflective tape. The vest ensures that personnel in a non-firefighting situation can be adequately seen by passing motorists. These are not used in firefighting operations.

OVERTROUSERS

Over trousers are made of synthetic fabric with high temperature resistance and good thermal stability. They fit very loosely to allow air to circulate between the two layers of garments. The cushion of air also enhances thermal protection.

Source fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=164

CROIERG EMERGENCY RESPONSE CHART

FIRST CLASS EMERGENCY REFERENCE MATERIAL

Several members companies have ordered copies of the CROIERG Emergency Response Chart and had it placed on Alupanel. There is an additional charge for the Alupanel and a slight increase in freight

The ER Chart is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner this chart is a first class emergency response operational tool!

In colour with a protective coating on a lightweight Corflute or Alupanel material (600mm x 385mm)

Priced at $54.78 each on Corflute including GST and Postage

Priced at $66.95 each on AluPanel including GST and Postage

  • CORFLUTE is made from weather resistant plastic to ensure your sign can withstand the elements
  • ALUPANEL is a premium quality composite panel featuring two 0.30mm Aluminium sheets, sandwiching a Polyethylene core

Contact: The CROIERG Secretary

PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

Ph Mobile 0428 627 777

Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

To order the Emergency Response Chart go to the link below, complete the Order Form and return to the CROIERG Secretary

ER Chart Order Form [pdf]

ENBRIDGE LAUNCHES ONLINE PIPELINE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

May 1, 2013

Enbridge has launched an online training program for first responder organizations located along more than 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometres) of Enbridge onshore pipelines comprising several pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Enbridge is launching a pipeline emergency training program for first responder organizations located along Enbridge onshore pipelines in the United States and Canada.

Launched with Enbridge Energy Partners, the online training program features 3-D, interactive graphics to help first responders better visualize response to pipeline incidents.

"The real value of the Enbridge online pipeline emergency training is that it provides relevant, accurate information about all pipelines as well as specific information about the products transported in Enbridge’s natural gas, crude oil and gas liquids pipelines," said Mark Maki, Enbridge Energy Partners president.

The online training includes the basics of natural gas and crude oil pipeline operations, how to safely handle products transported by Enbridge pipelines, pipeline emergency response tactics and pipeline emergency scenarios.

Since December 2012, more than 8,000 emergency response agencies in the United States and Canada have been provided with access to the online program.

As of April 19, 2013, 438 emergency responders, Enbridge employees, and other interested parties have registered to access the online training; 186 have completed the training.

The program material was developed by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM).

"The National Association of State Fire Marshals is pleased to work with Enbridge and the pipeline industry to provide responders with the knowledge they need to be safe when responding to a pipeline incident," said Philip Oakes, program trainer for NASFM.

"Thanks to Enbridge’s commitment to safety and the use of the best-in-class Pipeline Emergencies curriculum, responders have the information and training needed to be prepared for such an event."

Source spillcontrol.org

This material from the International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) Newsletter. CROIERG are an Associate Member of the ISCO

Diesel fuel spills into Mystic River after tanker accident (Massachusetts)

May 31, 2013 Arlington MA USA

Tanker in Mystic River spill

Tanker in Mystic River spill

A 10,000-gallon tanker truck that overturned along the Mystic River in Arlington was "full or nearly full" when it dumped its load of pink-Coloured diesel fuel into the critical waterway, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Joe Ferson said this evening.

"We have a significant amount (spilled). The truck was carrying up to 10,000 gallons, and we have an empty truck," he said.

Emergency response teams had surrounded the spill with booms in the river water by 7:30 p.m. between River Street and Medford Street after the 4:15 p.m. truck crash, police and environmental officials said.

The truck overturned at the intersection of Mystic Valley Parkway and Medford Street in Arlington, said Arlington Police Dispatch Officer Scott Silver.

The cleanup is likely to continue throughout the weekend, Ferson said, as crews collect and remove the fuel oil from the water. Response team members are also checking nearby homes and business buildings for fumes from the spill that could be harmful to people and they are cleaning up roadways where the accident occurred.

"They’re collecting it from the river and tracking it back from the point where they find the oil," Ferson said. They’ll be diverting it from that part of the river and essentially vacuuming it and skimming it so they can collect it."

The fuel is pink Coloured because it is intended to be used only for home heating or off-road vehicles. The colour is added to indicate it has not been taxed for vehicles using it on public roads. The pink dye gave the contaminated river a rosy hue, Ferson said.

"It was fortunate that it was not raining or windy so it was churned up in the river," he said.

Patrick Herron, the Water Quality Monitoring Director for the Mystic River Watershed Association, said the smell of fuel at the scene and even several blocks away was overwhelming.

Read more or view a video.

3,000 GALLONS OF OIL SPILLS ON DALTON HIGHWAY (Alaska)

May 29, 2013 Fairbanks ALASKA USA

Oil spill on highway in Alaska

Oil spill on highway in Alaska

Some 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled when a truck overturned Monday about 20 miles north of the Yukon River on the Dalton Highway, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

The truck overturned about 11:30 a.m. near 81.5 Mile when one of its tires caught a soft shoulder. The truck was carrying about 8,000 gallons and about 3,000 gallons escaped through the vapor recovery system, according to a DEC situation report distributed Tuesday afternoon.

The report names Alaska Petroleum Distributing as the party responsible for the spill. As of Tuesday afternoon, a contractor hired by Alaska Petroleum distributing had recovered 1,800 gallons. The truck has been removed from the site.

Source newsminer.com/news

DRIVER GETS PINNED UNDER TANKER; WALKS FROM CRASH WITH MINOR INJURIES (Tennessee)

June 2, 2013 West Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Crews drove a man to UT Medical Center after his car crashed into a tanker truck carrying fuel shortly before 10:00 a.m. Sunday on I-40 E. in West Knoxville.

Knoxville Police said Kody Brewer of Niota was driving on I-40 E. near Papermill Drive when his white Chevrolet Cavalier hydroplaned and got pinned under a tanker. Authorities said the slick roadways were a factor.

When the tanker's driver realized a car was pinned underneath his vehicle, he slowed to a stop. Officials said Brewer only sustained minor injuries to his face.

The crash reduced traffic to one lane, but officials reopened all lanes before 11:00 a.m. Officers said Niota is not facing any charges at this time.

Source wbir.com/news

HUGE FIRE HITS GASOLINE STATION IN HANOI, 10 INJURED (Vietnam)

June 3, 2013 Hanoi Vietnam

Tanker on fire in Hanoi

Tanker on fire in Hanoi

Damage at Hanoi service station

Damage at Hanoi service station

Fire Fighters at Hanoi tanker fire

Fire Fighters at Hanoi tanker fire

Ten firefighters were injured after an extensive fire broke out at the gasoline station No. 9 on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi that belongs to the Military Gas & Oil Company at 1:15 pm on Monday.

As seen by photos, a fuel-tank truck carrying 100,000 litres of gasoline erupted in flames, sending billowing clouds of black smoke into the air.

According to Tuoi Tre’s on-the-scene-reporters, 10 firefighters sustained burn injuries while battling the fire and all of them have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear yet. 20 fire trucks and a large number of firefighters have been deployed to the scene.

As of 4:45pm today, firefighters were still working to put it out entirely. Around 15 mins later, more than 1000 people were deployed to extinguish the fire. Tuoi Tre reporters at the scene said they could feel the heat and the smell of gasoline hundreds of meters away from the fire scene.

Source tuoitrenews.vn

SR 44 CLOSED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTER TANKER OVERTURNS: SPILLS PAINT THINNER (Indiana)

June 4, 2013 Fayette Indiana USA Tanker that spilt paint thinner

Officials say there was a potentially volatile situation at the west edge of Connersville on State Road 44 after a tanker truck overturned, spilling 700-800 gallons of paint thinner on the road. Paint thinner is considered a highly flammable liquid.

The truck overturned at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Firefighters closed the road and say the road will be closed for most of the day in both directions. The detour is Grand Avenue to Ziegler Road to Gray Road.

Connersville Police Department dispatch says HAZMAT crews were called to investigate. Firefighters, a recovery unit and a foam truck were also on the scene.

Dispatchers say the clean-up will take until the early hours of Wednesday morning. The road will remain closed until then.

Source wishtv.com/dpp/news

DRIVER KILLED, TWO INJURED IN OIL TANKER CRASH (Pakistan)

May 27, 2013 Karachi Pakistan

A speeding oil tanker turned turtle at Karsaz area of the metropolis on Saturday, killing the driver and injuring two others.

According to reports, the tanker overturned while taking a sharp turn at Karsaz flyover.

As a result, driver Abdul Jabbar died on the spot while two others were injured.
Meanwhile, thousands of litres of oil started flowing out of the tanker after it developed a leak. The traffic flow remained suspended for a long time due to the overspill.

A larger number of people gathered at the site of the incident and started filling up their bottles and buckets with oil.

Later, rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital.

Source pakistantoday.com.pk

TANKER TRUCK OVERTURNS, SPILLS 23,400 LITRES OF SCOTCH WHISKY AND CATCHES FIRE (New Jersey)

June 4, 2013 Woodbridge News Jersey USA

A tanker truck filled with 23,500 litres of Scotch whisky overturned and then caught fire in New Jersey on Tuesday (June 4) morning. There are no reports of serious injury or drunkenness.

The accident occurred at 9am (far too early for whisky) when the truck was passing through a residential and commercial neighborhood of Woodbridge, NJ. According to MyCentralJersey.com, the vehicle clipped a telephone pole during a turn and then hit a parked Cadillac. For some reason, this caused the vehicle to ignite. Police and fire officials have not yet determined whether it was the truck's fuel or the Scotch that burned.

While the driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, there were no other reports of injury or major damage.

Similarly, police had no information on what type of whisky was in the truck or the alcohol's eventual destination.

The large quantity of liquid involved in the spill implies some wholesale transport (perhaps to a bottling facility) or else a seriously big party.

If nothing else, this accident gives drunk driving a whole new meaning.

Source blog.zap2it.com

FUEL TANKER CRASHES (Ghana)

June 9, 2013 GHANA

Getting oil from crashed tanker

Getting oil from crashed tanker

Over 100 people risked their lives to fetch about 35,000 litres of diesel that spilled into a gutter from a fuel tanker, which was involved in an accident on the Ada-Aflao Highway on Thursday. Many people believed to be illegal oil dealers, also known as ‘Bele Bele boys,’ jumped into the drain to fetch the fuel.

The accident was said to have occurred at about 4:10 pm when a DAF Leyland articulated truck laden with bags of fertilizer rammed into a DAF fuel tanker which had been parked on the shoulders of the road after loading at a point called Afram Plains on the highway.

The driver of the fertilizer truck, reportedly moving from Togo towards Accra, was said to have noticed a faulty break just after Community 25 junction at Dawhenya in the Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.

Source ghanamma.com/2013/06/fuel-tanker-crashes

THIEVES SPILL DIESEL AFTER BUNGLED HEIST IN THETFORD (UK)

June 12, 2013 Thetford UK

Refuelling Station

Refuelling Station

Three fire crews had to clean up the mess left by a pair of thieves after they bungled the theft of 15,000 litres of diesel from a coach provider.

Two crews from Thetford and an Environment Protection Unit from Sprowston had to clean up 500 litres of spilled fuel in Howlett Way, Thetford after the theft early on Monday morning.

The spillage came after two men jumped the fence of Coach Services, who supply the majority of the town’s bus services. The pair targeted the firm’s diesel storage tank, before drilling through its two-ply walls and siphoning out 15,000 litres of fuel with an electric pump.

The burglars used two vehicles in the heist, with one being abandoned after they were forced into a hasty getaway by security guards.

Robert Crawford, Coach Services transport manager, said it was the third time the firm had been hit in the last seven years, with the last incident 18 months ago. "The first time it happened, the tank was by the front gate so we moved it and improved our CCTV.

"The tank is two ply so they must have had some pretty impressive machinery," he said.

Mr Crawford said the theft had not affected services, but would mean the company’s vehicles would have to pay commercial rates to fill up. The amount stolen would cost more than £20,000 at a commercial pump.

"It makes it difficult for us because it costs more to fill up outside the depot, and there’s also the inconvenience. We use thousands of litres a week," he said.

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