SOL PETROLEUM CAYMAN LIMITED (Sol) wants to thank the brave men and women of the Cayman Islands Emergency Response and the Sol teams for their prompt reaction time and skilful management of the incident that took place at Jackson Point Terminal, on 23 July, 2017.

“We appreciate the dedication of these first responders who went above and beyond to ensure all residents and staff were safe.” Said Alan Neesome, General Manager of Sol. “We see ourselves as an integral member of the South Church Street and the wider Cayman community, where we have grown together over the past fifty-seven (57) years.

“Sol’s dedication and focus on safety is the foundation of every aspect of its operations. We are proud to be a leader and role model in pioneering safe working practices and standards in the industry. Our company has operated flawlessly for decades in the community, sharing in the development of the Island and the challenges, even in tough times such as in the recovery after Hurricane Ivan, we delivered uninterrupted fuel supply and provided humanitarian relief to the Island.”, stated Mr. Neesome.

Noting that while the Sol team was grateful to have no lost time incidents for over 20 years, the General Manager explained that the company was well equipped to handle an emergency, and is continuously updating its safety policies and practices in compliance with international standards. Sol is annually audited to international industry standards and is known for maintaining robust safety policies throughout the 22 territories it operates within.

Neesome explained that the company’s “Goal Zero Initiative”, an internal safety programme which strives towards zero accidents every year, was created to increase safety awareness and reinforce the safety culture throughout the entire organisation. Sol promotes a culture where Sol employees and contractors share our safety commitment through ongoing Industry training and continuous learning, daily safety meetings and implementation of safety standards on a daily basis. He further added that the company’s commitment to safety training was instrumental in reducing the severity of the incident at Jackson Point.

“We realise that this incident has caused anxiety within our community and our immediate neighbours. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and remain committed to the safety of our community, employees and contractors. We reiterate our gratitude to the Emergency Response Teams, the community and our neighbours for their patience and understanding.

Sol is committed to continue to be a valuable corporate citizen, contributing to the development of Grand Cayman and giving back to the community.”, Neesome expressed.

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