The spill was discovered at the Europaterminal, and has left the Berendrecht and Zandvliet locks inaccessible, with no clear idea when they will reopen.
“The oil spill was noticed this night at the Europaterminal (S869) and spread to both the access channel of the Zandvliet and Berendrecht locks and the North Sea terminal. Shipping is partly curtailed,” the port announced in a statement. “It is only in the vicinity that shipping cannot take place.”
“We are doing everything we can to resolve the situation as soon as possible,” the port added.