After boat explosion in Anori, Ipaam charge fine of R $ 220 one thousand

According to the agency, man was not allowed to sell fuel to boats floating station. Boat exploded while filling.
27/10/2017 14h05 - Updated 28/10/2017 12h04
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The Institute of Amazonas Environmental Protection (Ipaam) imposed fines totaling R $ 220 thousand to the company responsible for fuel that exploded in a boat on the last day 13, in the municipality of Anori, and caused the destruction of three other boats, besides leaving people injured. The fines were imposed by virtue of the charge not having environmental permit or license from the competent body to the marketing of petroleum products on the pontoon (floating station) would receive the fuel and not be allowed to overflow product.

In addition to the fines, all Pontoon activities were embargoed for monitoring the Ipaam. The fines were imposed pursuant to Article 72 the Environmental Crimes Act No. 9.605/98 and with Article 3 of the Federal Decree 6.514/08.

The inspection found that the accident occurred on made transhipment improperly and without authorization. The activity was carried out by the responsible for a pontoon at the edge of Anori, which is also a gas station owner in the land from which it was removed gasoline. The product was transported in a vehicle, containing four drums with a capacity for one thousand liters each, the gas station on land to the wooden vessel found as unsuitable for the carriage of flammable.

The four thousand gallons of gas would be transported to a pontoon at the edge municipality. The put ashore has licensing process in Ipaam and operating license issued in September 2017, valid for four years.

To complete the transfer of gasoline, responsible for conducting started the engine of the vessel, which generated sparks, in contact with flammable gases, They caused the explosion. Part of the fuel is carried by the water and other consumed by fire.

Based on the facts, oversight filed notice of violation with simple fine of $ 100 thousand to the company responsible for the pontoon would receive fuel, for marketing oil products without authorization or license from the competent body, and notice of violation with simple fine of $ 120 thousand for operating the fuel transshipment activity inappropriately and without proper licenses from the competent environmental agency.

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