Operators of the Hibernia platform off the coast of Newfoundland are investigating a sheen observed on the water near the oil production facility.
The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) says all platform personal are safe and that a standby vessel in the area is providing mechanical dispersion of the sheen.
HMDC says it has notified the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) about the sheen and that more information will be released as it becomes available.
The C-NLOPB has been in contact with HMDC and partnering government agencies and is continuing to monitor the incident. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.— C-NLOPB (@CNLOPB) July 17, 2019