No one injured following reports of ’leak’ at Port

Emergency crews at the scene.

UPDATED: No one is reported to be injured, following the discovery of a potential leaking container at the Port of Tauranga.

Emergency services were called to the port at 1pm following reports a person was feeling 'unwell'.

"This is as a precaution following the discovery of a potential leaking container unloaded from a ship," says Port of Tauranga communications manager Rochelle Lockley.

"There are no injuries reported at this stage but staff working in the vicinity are being checked by ambulance officers.​

"An exclusion zone has been established around the container's location while it is examined."


Firefighters have been called to the Port of Tauranga where a person is described as being 'unwell', following reports of a leaking container.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern communications shift manager Daniel Nicholson says crews are currently trying to gain access to the driver of a crane.

"We have one patient who is feeling nauseous in a crane.

"Firefighters are working on gaining access to the driver."

He says the leak has not been confirmed and crews continue to investigate.

Fire crews from Mount Maunganui, Greerton and Tauranga are in attendance, along with police.

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