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“Maersk Gateshead” in bunker spill incident at Tsing Yi in Hong Kong

07 Jan 2019

A bunker spill incident occurred at about 5am (Hong Kong time) on Sunday (6 January) at Container Terminal No. 9 in Tsing Yi, reports Hong Kong media.

The containership Maersk Gateshead was receiving marine fuel oil from bunker tanker Carlung when then incident took place.

It was suspected the fuel was pumped into the wrong tank, resulting in spillage area of about 50 by 20 metre into surrounding waters.

Clean up is in progress, and Hong Kong Marine Department says it will investigate the cause of the accident.

Published: 8 January, 2019

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