The Timaru Herald reports:
Sanfords has labelled Winston Peters’ claim that 40,000 litres of oil spilled into Timaru harbour last week as “deeply bizarre”.
“I don’t know where he got his figures from. They don’t stack up,” Sanfords Deepwater manager Darryn Shaw said.
The incident is believed to have occurred after a Sanfords’ deep-sea vessel the San Enterprise had a mechanical failure in one of its internal pipes on Wednesday.
NZ First leader Mr Peters remained adamant yesterday that at least 40,000 litres of oil was spilled into the harbour. He would not reveal the basis for his claim when contacted by the Herald.
“It comes from an impeccable source,” Mr Peters said.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) coast and waterways safety manager Evan Walker reaffirmed the initial assessment that up to 4000 litres of oil were spilt in the incident.
So Winston’s source is now impeccable. Is this like his impeccable source about the fleet of Mercedes that WINZ owned?