Friday, 22 August 2008

Aftermath of the inferno

The raging fire at Tanjung Langsat tank terminal was finally doused in the afternoon of Wednesday 20 August 2008, almost three days after the first tank caught fire on Sunday evening.

Thankfully, no lives were lost.

We were given clearance to enter our project site adjacent to the tank terminal yesterday. There has been a few theories discussed as to what caused the fire but the Fire & Rescue Department would be conducting a full-scale investigation soon, so it is better not to speculate.

The following pic shows the two tanks in the aftermath of the fire. The immense heat has caused the upper portions of the tanks to buckle. Scary...

4 comments:

Emila Yusof said...

Oh my! That was scary!

jabishah said...

Hopefully everything goes well. Both on the investigation & your project.

Oldstock said...

Emila, it is perhaps a learning process for us in this industry. Thank God, no lives were lost. I was told there had been similar acccidents at tank terminals in developed countries where the losses were greater.

Oldstock said...

Ja, we lost a few days on the project because of the fire but I'm sure we can catch up.

Everyone's eager to know the results of the investigation, especially the terminal operator and the owner of the oil/gasoline that went up in flames.