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MPA probes causes of recent collisions in Singapore waters, urges vigilance

Published on Feb 11, 2014 8:54 PM

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is stepping up efforts to emphasise the importance of vigilance while navigating, in the wake of three vessel collisions in Singapore waters in two weeks.

It will conduct briefings to the shipping community, the first of which will be held this week. It also plans to disseminate circulars to the shipping and harbour craft communities to underline the importance of navigational safety, MPA said on Tuesday.

Besides traffic information, the authority's port operations control centre will also broadcast messages about the importance of safe navigation and vigilance in the Singapore Strait and within port waters.

The authority's moves follow three recent collisions here, all of which resulted in the spillage of oil.

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