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Update Holding Statement – Vox Maxima incident with bunker vessel

Posted on June 19, 2024

Van Oord, operators of the dredger Vox Maxima, regrets the allision under pilotage with the bunker vessel Marine Honour, while berthed at the Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore on June 14, 2024. We recognise the impact of the subsequent spill of oil on the people of Singapore.

Van Oord continues to cooperate with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and we are offering all support in addressing the current situation under the MPA’s response plan. We thank the MPA for their timely response and for their efforts thus far in limiting the impact of the spill on the local environment. We are also thankful for the efforts of all of the other responders and volunteers who have mobilised and continue to help with the clean-up operation.

A dedicated Van Oord team has flown to Singapore and is on-site to assist where possible, and to support the captain and crew of the Vox Maxima. As responsible operators, we are fully insured with a leading member of The International Group of Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs and will meet our responsibilities and obligations in relation to this incident.

Investigations by the MPA are ongoing and the captain of the Vox Maxima and its crew are providing all assistance with those investigations. Concurrently our P&I insurer and flag state are also investigating the cause of this incident. In respect for these investigations, we cannot comment further whilst these investigations are ongoing.

Holding Statement 15 June 2024 


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