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Oil spill clean-up efforts continue; oil stains found along Tanah Merah shoreline: MPA

Published on Jul 3, 2013 8:05 PM
 
A Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) craft (left) sprays dispersant to break up the oil slick caused by the collision of Oriental Pioneer (right) with another bulk carrier, the Atlantic Hero, some 6.6km south-west of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Efforts to clean up the 100 tonnes of oil that spilled continued on Wednesday after Tuesday's collision between two bulk carriers, the MPA said in a statement. -- PHOTO: MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Efforts to clean up 100 tonnes of oil that spilled off Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal continued today after Tuesday's collision between two bulk carriers, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

No one was injured in the accident which involved the South Korean-registered Oriental Pioneer and the Atlantic Hero, a Bahamas-registered carrier.

Nine crafts were deployed on Wednesday as part of surveillance, containment and recovery efforts.

MPA said some oil stains were found earlier in the day along the rock bunds and sandy shoreline near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, adding that the National Environment Agency is coordinating cleaning efforts along affected areas.

 
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