The oil spill took place as Maersk Gateshead was conducting bunkering operations while at berth at Modern Terminal Limited in Hong Kong.

Because of the leakage, bunkering operations were stopped to prevent further spill.

After that, clean-up operations begun, which lasted all day, on vessel deck, hull and sea surface.

As of now, the container ship has stopped all cargo operations and is waiting for instructions. It is not known yet what the exact causes of the accident are or who is to blame.