Saturday, January 09, 2016

Aviation fuel tanker falls on its side at Partagal

Canacona: A tanker, carrying 20,000 litre of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), proceeding from Mangalore to Vasco, skidded off the road and overturned, resulting in the leakage of jet fuel on NH17 at Partagal, Canacona. The mishap took place on Thursday midnight.
It is learnt that the driver lost control of the vehicle (TN-03-P-3901) at a sharp turn here.
Canacona fire station personnel team, led by leading firefighter M Lolyekar and comprising Anandu Velip, R Devidas, Vishal Mandrekar, Molu Velip, Constantine Colaco and Ganesh Naik, under the supervision of Francisco Mendes, rushed to the spot and used 80 litre of AFFF foam and one fire tender and blanketed the fuel from catching fire.
09/01/16 Navhind Times
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