A spokeswoman of Maersk China on Tuesday provide Manifold Times an update on the Maersk Gateshead bunker spill incident:
“We can confirm that on January 6, crew on our container vessel Maersk Gateshead discovered an oil spill on deck during bunkering operations while at berth at Modern Terminal Limited in Hong Kong,” she said.
“Bunkering operations were ceased instantly and the leakage was stopped, however some of the oil spilled over the ship side into the water.
“Hong Kong Marine Department and Environmental Protection Administration were informed immediately and clean-up operations carried on throughout the day, on vessel deck, hull and sea surface.
“Maersk Gateshead 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 Maersk Gateshead is owned by A.P. Moller Maersk and has a nominal capacity of 4,340 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent). The vessel was built in 2002 and sails under Danish flag on the AC1 service.
Published: 9 January, 2019
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