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Odfjell ship behind large oil spill in Port of Rotterdam

A tanker ship from Odfjell on Saturday has its hull punctured after colliding with the jetty in Rotterdam, resulting in a significant oil spill in the port. The clean-up could take days if not weeks, the port tells Reuters.

Odfjell-skibet Bow Jubail. Photo: PR-foto: Odfjell

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