Singapore authorities say that the lightering process to remove the oil on a bunker tanker that was rammed by a Dutch dredger on 14 June could take up to two weeks.

The 9,000-dwt bunker tanker Marine Honour (built 2007) spilt a large quantity of very low sulphur fuel oil that it was supplying to an Evergreen container ship at the PSA Pasir Panjang container terminal after Van Oord’s 29,900-gt trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Maxima (built 2009) allided with it.