Chemical leak at Heysham port

Date: 12/08/2020

Time: 04:50:00

Address: Heysham Port

Incident Number: 2008004291

Six fire engines were called to a chemical leak at Heysham Port this morning. The small leak involved a tanker containing nitric acid on land. Firefighters assessed the scene wearing gas tight suits before isolating the leak. No injuries were reported.

As a result of the incident, the port was closed as was the Heysham Bypass Westbound to help stack vehicles waiting to access the port.