1 Mar 2011

Ammonia leak leads to evacuation of American Samoa's main Port

11:57 am on 1 March 2011

In American Samoa, some 100 employees at the Port of Pago Pago were evacuated just after 8 this morning following an ammonia leak.

An emergency siren rang around 8:15, and employees with the Department of Port Administration, Customs Agents, and stevedoring workers rushed from the main Pago Pago harbor.

A customs agent said they were evacuated due to an ammonia leak from a vessel docked at the main harbor.

Emergency and other first responders have been called to the main port for the investigation.

At this point, it appears no one is injured.