Oslo-listed oil company Odfjell SE, the ultimate parent company of the Odfjell Group consisting of Odfjell Tankers, Odfjell Terminals and other subsidiaries, Tuesday issued a public apology concerning a bunker spill from the Bow Jubail which took place on Saturday at the Port of Rotterdam.
“We sincerely regret this incident. Our key focus continues to be on limiting the impact on the environment,” said Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell.
“We work closely with Dutch authorities and our partners in the area, and truly appreciate the rapid and professional handling that the Port Authority, RWS, local units and our crew have shown to mitigate the consequences.
“It is still too early to speculate on the root cause of the accident, but we cooperate with authorities on establishing that as well.”
According to Odfjell, its Emergency Response Team was immediately mobilised after the incident and is still in operation at the headquarters to secure that all relevant issues such as continued cooperation with the local authorities, and support to customers and crew are addressed.
The firm has also formed an Incident Investigation Team which includes independent external expertise that will determine the accident’s root cause in due time.
“Odfjell is very sorry for this incident and the serious consequences it has had on the local community, port operations and marine wildlife, and is fully committed to supporting the clean-up operations,” it states.
“We are very grateful to the fast and professional operations conducted by the Dutch authorities, Port of Rotterdam, RWS and other valuable contributors.”
Photo credit: Odfjell
Published: 27 June, 2018
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