Bow Jubail involved in incident in Rotterdam

On the way to the assigned berth for loading, Odfjell’s vessel Bow Jubail made contact with the jetty and accidentally ruptured the hull.

This caused about 220 tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO) to leak from the adjacent fuel tank. Mitigating actions were immediately taken to limit the spill, both by the vessel’s crew and by resources from shore. The leakage has now stopped, and there is no risk of further spills. The incident happened on Saturday June 23rd at approximately 13:40 local time at Botlek terminal, Rotterdam.  

There are no reported personnel injuries, and the vessel did not carry any cargo. Our main task at this point is to mobilize the resources and actions needed. We are working closely with relevant authorities including port authorities, tugs, police and fire brigade until the situation is fully clarified and accounted for. The vessel is safely moored at the Botlek terminal.   

Bow Jubail has a total personnel of 29, of which 27 Filipinos and two Scandinavians. The vessel is a 37,499 dwt chemical tanker, managed by Odfjell Management AS and registered in Norway. For further vessel details, see here.  

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