02 July 2013 10:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore maritime authorities are cleaning up about 100 tonnes of fuel oil that was spilled off the city state’s coast following a collision between two bulk carriers early on Tuesday, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said in a statement.
No-one was injured, and port operations and traffic in the Strait of Singapore are unaffected, it said.
The leakage happened after a bunker tank on South Korean-registered Oriental Pioneer was damaged in a collision with Bahamas-registered Atlantic Hero, according to the authority.
“A total of 10 patrol and anti-pollution craft have been deployed to clean up the spilled oil. Work is currently continuing and the MPA is co-ordinating the clean-up with other government agencies and the ship owners,” the authority said.
The two vessels involved in the collision are currently safely anchored, the MPA added.
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