SINGAPORE: A collision between two vessels in Singapore waters between Jurong Island and Tuas View Extension Reclamation Area has resulted in an oil spill.
At about 2pm Sunday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Hong Kong—registered bulk carrier "Sunny Horizon" had collided with a Korean—registered liquefied petroleum gas carrier "DL Salvia" at the Temasek Fairway, about 700 metres east of Sultan Shoal.
The bunker tank on "DL Salvia" was breached and less than 60 metric tonnes of oil was spilled. MPA said the area of spill is concentrated within Temasek Fairway.
Upon notification, MPA immediately dispatched its patrol craft to deal with the oil spill. Oil spill response companies were also activated to augment the patrol craft.
A total of seven patrol and anti—pollution craft have been deployed to clean up the spilled oil.
Work is ongoing and MPA is coordinating the clean—up with other government agencies and the ship owners.
The two vessels involved in the collision are safely anchored in the West Jurong anchorage.
MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to ships to navigate with caution when in the vicinity of the incident site.
There is no report of injury and port operations remain unaffected.
MPA is investigating the cause of the collision.
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