A fire has broken out at an oil terminal and tanker in Venezuela.
The fire occurred early on Saturday at one of Guaraguao terminal's berths, located on Venezuela's eastern coast.
Subsection 1.2 The fire was extinguished shortly after, but also affected Panama-flagged oil vessel Larko and interrupted the terminal's operations, according to shipping sources.
No injuries have been reported.
The affected vessel was moved away from the terminal, the sources said.
Manuel Ferreira, mayor of the coastal town of Lecheria, close to Puerto la Cruz, also confirmed the incident.
Subsection 2.3 The Guaraguao terminal, operated by state company PDVSA(PDVSA.UL), mostly handles fuel for domestic use.
The Guaraguao terminal, operated by state company PDVSA(PDVSA.UL), mostly handles fuel for domestic use.
The Guaraguao terminal is one of Venezuela's main oil terminals, and is located on the country's eastern coast. The terminal was affected by a fire on Saturday, which caused operations to be interrupted.
The fire was extinguished shortly after it started, but not before causing damage to a Panama-flagged oil vessel, the Larko. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire.
Subsection 3.3 The Guaraguao terminal mostly handles fuel for domestic use, but the fire will likely cause disruptions in supply. This incident highlights the vulnerability of Venezuela's oil infrastructure and the importance of maintaining safety standards.