Oil Leak at St Joseph's Platform Dispersed

Shell Malaysia has announced that the oil leak at the St Joseph's platform off Kota Belud has dispersed.

"The minor oil sheen has dispersed naturally," the company said in a statement on Sunday.

It said there were no signs of the oil sheen being sighted following the thorough and vigorous aerial and marine surveillance on the afternoon of July 31 and the morning of Aug 1, 2004.

On July 29, the company announced the occurrence of an oil leak at St Joseph's platform, approximately 34km off Kota Belud in the northern part of Sabah.

It said then that a punctured pipeline had resulted in an oil leak at the platform.

Shell Malaysia had also activated its emergency response and shortly afterwards managed to control the situation.