In the afternoon of Thursday April 15, one of the crash tenders of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department (BKCN) can be seen in the streets of Bonaire. The crash tender is used preventively at Curoil, during special pumping activities at storage tank 1 at Depot Hato.
The fire safety facilities at the Curoil site are good; the crash tender is used preventively to be able to act quickly in the event of an incident.
The crash tenders on Bonaire are usually only deployed at the airport and are intended to be able to act adequately in the event of an airplane fire. However, because the activities at Curoil involve exceptional activities, it has been agreed in consultation with Curoil and the regulators in the European Netherlands to be ready with one of the crash tenders.
The crash tender is expected to depart for the Depot in Hato around 1.30 pm. When the work is completed, the special vehicle will drive back to the fire station around 6 p.m. The crash tender will also be present at Curoil Hato on Friday 16 April from 08:00 to 17:00. BKCN requests the citizens of Bonaire to take this into account when they are in traffic around these times. The work of the fire brigade at the airport continues as usual.
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