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Oil spill due to collision near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Published on Jul 2, 2013 11:46 AM
 
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) patrol craft MPA III (left) is seen spraying dispersant at the incident site with Oriental Pioneer (background right) on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Two foreign bulk carriers collided at sea about 6.6km south-west of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, causing a fuel oil spill of 100 metric tonnes from a bulk carrier. -- PHOTO: MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Two foreign bulk carriers collided at sea about 6.6km south-west of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, causing a fuel oil spill of 100 metric tonnes from a bulk carrier.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report around 5.30 am about a collision between South Korean-registered bulk carrier Oriental Pioneer and Bahamas-registered bulk carrier, Atlantic Hero. Oriental Pioneer and Atlantic Hero are anchored in the Eastern Bunkering Anchorages.

In a statement on Tuesday, MPA said it dispatched patrol craft to handle the spill while oil spill response companies were activated to augment the patrol craft.

MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to ships, warning them to be cautious when in the vicinity of the affected site. No injuries are reported and port operations are unaffected.