Yacht Basin gas pumps all up and running

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 1, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; The fuel pumps at the Demopolis Yacht Basin are back in working order after several pumps were closed following an inspection by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Weights and Measures Division.

Randy Fulmer, the director of the Weights and Measures Division, said a service company calibrating the gasoline and diesel pumps for the boat traffic of the Basin found several issues that needed to be addressed by the station.

Fulmer said the inspection results were reported to the Basin and that the Division was told the issues would be looked at and rectified within the next week.

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Manager of the Yacht Basin, Fred Hansard, said the problems found were rather standard issue and that many fuel service stations are having to deal with them to get their pumps up to compliance with the Division. He said the problems were quickly dealt with and that fuel was still available throughout the process of rectifying the situation.

Fulmer confirmed that the issues found on the boat fuel dispensers didn&8217;t shut down the station&8217;s ability to fuel vessels. He said only a couple pumps were found to have issues on the boat dock and that there were other pumps that checked out available for boaters.

Fulmer also said the issues were not related to the Basin&8217;s barge pumps, which were not inspected and were functioning normally. He said the station retained the use of its barge pumps, along with one diesel and one gas pump for recreational boaters.