Updated: 02/04/2014 22:44

Portion of beaches at Kusu and St John Islands affected by oil spill



Portion of beaches at Kusu and St John Islands affected by oil spill

The National Environment Agency has advised members of the public to stay away from parts of the beaches on Kusu and St John Islands which have been affected by an oil spill. 

They should also avoid activities like swimming, water-skiing and wakeboarding in the affected waters. 

The oil spill was caused by the collision of two oil tankers at East Keppel Fairway, about 4km south of Marina South last Thursday.

200 metres of the beach at Kusu Island, north of Lagoon Number One, and 100 metres of the beach at St John Island, north of the jetty, are closed until further notice, to facilitate beach clean-up works in the area. 

NEA says it will continue to monitor the water quality of the affected beaches and will inform the public when the beaches are free from oil pollution.

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