Crews Continue to Clean HFO Spill at the Port of Rotterdam

Crews are making progress in the clean-up of more than 200 metric tons of heavy fuel oil that was spilled at the Port of Rotterdam over the weekend after a chemical tanker hit a jetty. Officials reported Wednesday that approximately 160 tonnes of oil had been recovered as of Wednesday morning, but they warned that the remaining oil is likely to be cleared less quickly and … [Read more...]

HFO Spill at Port of Rotterdam Could Take Several Days, Maybe Weeks to Cleanup

The initial clean up of a large heavy fuel oil spill at the port of Rotterdam after a tanker struck a jetty over the weekend is expected to last several more days, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said Monday. The oil has already impacted dozens of ships and closed portions of the port to ship traffic. The Port of Rotterdam Authority said in an update that its top priority … [Read more...]

‘Considerable’ Heavy Fuel Oil Spill in Rotterdam After Odfjell Tanker Contacts Jetty; Reported 220 Tons of HFO Released

Odfjell said in a statement that while navigating to its assigned berth for loading, its vessel Bow Jubail made contact with a jetty and accidentally ruptured its hull, causing the release of about 220 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) from the fuel tank. AMSTERDAM, June 24 (Reuters) - The Port of Rotterdam said on Sunday a clean-up operation was underway after an oil … [Read more...]