An LR tanker owned by Singapore-based shipowner Hafnia, part of the BW Group, has been involved in a bunker spill in the lower Mississippi River in the US.

Late on Friday, the local US Coast Guard unit said it was responding to a discharge of oil from a tanker near Kenner, Louisiana.

The ship involved was identified as the Singapore-flagged 74,996-dwt tanker Hafnia Rhine (built 2008), according to the USCG.