While going to its assigned berth for loading, the 'Bow Jubail' made contact with the jetty and accidentally ruptured the hull, on June 23. As result, about 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) were released from the fuel tank. The leakage has now stopped, and there is no risk of further spills.
When the incident was reported, Odfjell deployed its Emergency Response Team to bring the situation under control. Mitigating actions started immediately to limit the spill, both by the vessel’s crew and by resources from shore.
Odfjell said in a statement:
"Odfjell regrets the unfortunate incident and takes this matter very seriously. Together with GARD, Odfjell cooperates closely with Dutch Authorities to ensure that necessary resources are available in taking the required actions and mitigate consequences of the oil spill."
The company has established an Incident Investigation Team to identify the root courses, and it will also cooperate with the Authorities to establish relevant facts.
There are no injuries, while the vessel which did not carry any cargo, is safely moored at the Botlek terminal.