State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says tests on ships are a 'precaution' amid nuclear scare
State-owned Abu Dhabi
National Oil Company (ADNOC), is testing vessels returning from
Japan, the world's third biggest crude oil importer, for
radiation, a government official said on Monday.
UAE OPEC governor Ali Obaid al-Yabhouni said tests for
radiation were being run on ships returning from Japan "as a
"We are still sending our ships to Japan on a regular basis,
and it's a priority for us to keep our people ships and people
safe so we are taking all precautions," said Yabhouni, who also
heads Abu Dhabi's National Tanker Co and National Gas Shipping
Co, part of ADNOC.
At the weekend, the spike in radiation levels forced a
suspension of work at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex,
with experts warning that Japan faced a long fight to contain
the world's most critical atomic crisis in 25 years.
ADNOC remains committed to supplying Japan with crude
products and will continue to meet any extra demand that might
be needed in the future, al-Yabouni said.