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Equinor responding to Hurricane Dorian

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Equinor has said it is continuing to respond to the effects of Hurricane Dorian on its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, as well as the oil spill at the terminal site and nearby.

The situation in the Bahamas remains challenging due to damage to infrastructure.

The first vessel, contracted by Equinor, with emergency relief to its employees has arrived on Grand Bahama and is being distributed.

Resources in the Bahamas, the US and Norway are coordinating the response to the spill and mitigation of damage to the terminal. Efforts are being made to address the terminal site, structures and surrounding areas, including nature and wildlife.

A team of tactical experts on oil spill response is onsite and are preparing necessary work. Security personnel are also onsite to ensure the safety of the site and people.

Two vessels are en-route from Louisiana with 43 oil spill response personnel and clean-up equipment. According to current information the vessels are expected to arrive within a few days.

Additional oil spill personnel and equipment is being mobilised in Florida and could arrive within two days, and efforts are being made to secure equipment available in the Bahamas.

Equipment that has been mobilised includes equipment for use both onshore and offshore. There are no indications of ongoing leaks from the tanks and there are no indications of oil stemming from our terminal on nearby beaches or in the ocean.

Currently approximately 225 Equinor employees are involved in the response, in addition to external personnel and resources.

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