Fuel Spills from Maersk Ship during Bunkering in Hong Kong

Maersk vesselIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license

An unknown quantity of bunker fuel has spilled from a container vessel owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk during bunkering operations in Hong Kong, a company spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News.

“We can confirm that on January 6 our container vessel Maersk Gateshead had oil spilling during bunkering operations while at berth at Modern Terminal Limited in Hong Kong,” the statement read.

The company said that bunkering operations were ceased instantly and the leakage was stopped.

Hong Kong Marine Department and Environmental Protection Administration were informed and clean-up operations carried on throughout the day, on vessel deck, hull and sea surface.

The 4,340 TEU Maersk Gateshead, which arrived at the terminal in the evening hours of January 5, has suspended all cargo operations and is awaiting further instructions.

“Maersk takes this incident very seriously. In coordination with relevant authorities an investigation into the circumstances behind the incident has been launched,” the spokesperson added.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >