Shell unit at Bukom site experiences 'upset'

Boats sail past Pulau Bukom on June 8, 2016.
Boats sail past Pulau Bukom on June 8, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - A unit at Royal Dutch Shell's manufacturing site at Pulau Bukom in Singapore experienced an "operational upset" on Tuesday resulting in flaring with dark smoke, a spokeswoman said.

"This has since subsided after the affected unit was stabilised," she said.

There was no fire as a result of the flaring and the rest of the site is operating normally, she added.

There were no injuries associated with the incident, she said, declining to provide further details on the unit.