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Limetree Bay Says Incident in February Caused Release of Droplets of Oil on Roofs, Vehicles and Properties…

Staff Consortium | March 04, 2021

Limetree Bay said in a release Wednesday that it experienced an upset last month in the refinery at "Flare Unit #8" that resulted in the release of steam and oil which traveled northwest of St. Croix, impacting roofs, vehicles and properties. The company said the release occurred while "operations was quenching one of the Coke drums," and the quenching operation was stopped to end the release. The company said an initial investigations did not reveal any impact beyond the refinery’s fence line. However, Limetree said once it was made aware that there was impact to the community, its environmental teams were immediately dispatched to neighboring areas to assess that impact. "After further investigation, Limetree’s environmental team was able to field-verify the area impacted by the release, which was determined to be the Clifton Hill community. …

Update: Carambola Resort Says Man Drowned at Tide…

Staff Consortium | February 28, 2021

ST. CROIX — The Carambola Beach Resort said Tuesday that a man who washed up on its shores near some…

Coast Guard for USVI and PR Comes to Rescue of Danish…

Staff Consortium | February 26, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands air and surface units assisted…

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Traffic Collision Leads to Death of St. John Man

Staff Consortium | January 27, 2021

ST. JOHN — A St. John man succumbed to injuries sustained during a traffic collision Tuesday night, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced. According to news release, on Tues...

Body Found Floating in Water at Christiansted Wharf

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2021

ST. CROIX — V.I.P.D. officers and other emergency personnel found the body of a Caucasian male floating in the seawater at the Christiansted Wharf Thursday night, police spokesman Toby Derima has co...

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