Oil spill in Antwerp completely cleaned up

Oil spill at Antwerp-Bruges completely cleaned up

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has announced the successful completion of clean-up operations at Deurganckdok following the recent oil spill.

All contaminated vessels have departed, and the quay walls are now fully available, with no further restrictions on navigation within the dock.

The incident on 7 June prompted the port to close Deurganckdok temporarily.

A total of 20 ships were found to be contaminated with oil and were prohibited from leaving the dock until they had been thoroughly cleaned.

Meanwhile, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported an oil spillage at its docks after the dredger Vox Maxima experienced a sudden loss of engine and steering control, colliding with the bunker tanker Marine Honour.

The collision occurred at Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore on 14 June.

The incident led to the rupture of one of Marine Honour’s oil cargo tanks, resulting in the release of low-sulphur fuel oil into the water.

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