ABN – Storage containers arrived in Liberia yesterday with the purpose of storing fuel for Operation United Assistance’s fight against Ebola.
The Defense Logistics Agency Energy-procured fuel will be stored in 30 International Standards Organisation (ISO) containers and will help to extend on-hand supplies of fuel at Ebola treatment facilities.
The MV Vega cargo ship delivered the empty containers, which are expected to hold around 6,500 gallons of fuel each, from Rotterdam.
Bill Brennan, DLA Energy Europe and Africa deputy director, said: "We were concerned there was not enough fuel storage for the Ebola treatment units that are scattered across Liberia."
Colonel Lee English, DLA Energy Europe and Africa commander, said: “The tanks are intended to be used at the Ebola treatment units in order to extend the amount of supply each site has on hand so that the site requires less frequent pushes.”
The storage containers are expected to provide extra fuel for 24 existing Ebola treatment units as well as 17 more that are currently under construction in Liberia.