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04 June 2022

Oil spill in Gambia

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Location of Event:Gambia
Date of Charter Activation:2022-06-04
Time of Charter Activation:19:41
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+07:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR on behalf of United Nations OCHA ROWCA
Activation ID:759
Project Management:UNOSAT

The main fuel depot in the Gambia, located in Mandinari – Kombo North experienced an oil spill through a ruptured submerged pipe during a transfer into the River Gambia. This occurred on the 28 May 2022 at 14:00hrs GMT with 70 metric tonnes of Heavy Fuel Oil  (HFO) discharged into the river and land.




Oil Spill In Gambia - Preliminary Satellite-derived Damage Assessment
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Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 08/06/2022

Category: Dossier

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2022), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Satellite detected potential oil extent along the River Gambia, Kombo East, Kombo Central and Kombo North/St Marie Districts, Brikama Region, Gambia

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 29/05/2022

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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