EQUATE provides update on Shuaiba Port incident

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Date(s) - 28 February 2010
12:00 am

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Kuwait, January 28, 2010 — An EQUATE Petrochemical Company official said that the previously reported incident at Shuaiba Port on Thursday, January 28, 2010, was onboard a ship that is not owned or controlled by the company.

The source added that the event took place at one of the port’s berths as the ship was loading one of its tanks with an EQUATE product.  At the same time the product was being loaded into this tank, the ship’s crew had an incident at another tank. The crew members were aided by their colleagues and transferred by emergency teams to a nearby medical center for evaluation.

EQUATE noted that the incident appears not to have resulted in any fatalities or serious injuries.

EQUATE emphasized that it does not own or control the ship and EQUATE has no role in the operations onboard this ship or any other ship at the Shuaiba Port.  EQUATE further noted that reports claiming material release or spillage are unfounded.