Crews respond to gas leak near 108 street

first_imgCrews from PNG are on scene working to stop the leak. UPDATE: Chief Fred Burrows with the Fort St. John Fire Department says that fire crews received the call of the leaking gas line at 10:35. Burrows says that the line that was hit is a 2” mainline that belongs to Pacific Northern Gas.Fire crews evacuated the School Board maintenance office due to its proximity to the location of the leak, but that no other evacuations have been necessary and there is no risk to the public at large.He added that crews will be onsite for several hours to repair the leaking gas line, and that 97th Ave. would be closed for several more hours this afternoon.- Advertisement -UPDATE #2: Pacific Northern Gas spokesperson Craig Sears says that PNG crews responded immediately to address a line hit where a local contractor was working and performing excavations in the parking lot of the school district maintenance department. During the excavation the contractor hit the line that was not recently located and no line location marks were visible to the operator.  The leak has been isolated and permenant repairs are in progress.  An estimated 4 customers were affected but should be returned to service this evening.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department is responding to a gas leak at the intersection of 97 avenue and 108 street in Fort St. John.The leak has caused the northbound lanes of 108 street to be blocked and 97 avenue is closed in front of the School District Maintenance office.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Newbuilding Quartet Set to Join Alpha Bulkers Fleet in 2018

first_imgzoom Four new Kamsarmax bulk carriers will be handed over to Athens-based ship manager Alpha Bulkers this year.The company said on its website that it is overseeing the construction of four eco newbuildings, featuring 81,800 in dwt each.Two ships from the unnamed quartet are flagged in Greece while the remaining two will fly the flag of the Marshall Islands.The four Kamsarmaxes were purchased from Chinese Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings, according to the latest data provided by Asiasis.Nevertheless, the financial details of the deal were not disclosed.World Maritime News is yet to received a comment from Alpha Bulkers on the reported purchase.The ship management company has a fleet of thirty-one large bulk carriers, ranging from Panamax to Capesize vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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