Port of Morehead City Reopens After Chemical Cleanup

January 15, 2010

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Morehead City terminal following a chemical spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, which is explosive.
The Coast Guard has cleaned up the explosives, and the port was back to normal operations Friday.

"The incident response for the entire event was safe and was brought to a successful conclusion," said Port State Facility Lt. Robert Jones, facility security officer. "As a party in interest, the State Port Facility, shall have a direct interest in the investigation of the incident."

The spill caused no reported injuries or environmental damage.

"The NC State Ports Authority's first concern for the State Ports in Morehead City and Wilmington is for the safety of its employees, tenants, customers, and the public," said Thomas J. Eagar, CEO of the North Carolina State Ports Authority.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All