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Oil spills from recent vessel collisions in Singapore port waters largely cleaned up

Published on Feb 4, 2014 8:42 PM

Singapore's port waters have been cleaned significantly since mop-up operations of recent oil spills commenced, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Tuesday.

Two vessel collisions on Jan 29 and 30 had resulted in oil spills south of Jurong Island and off Marina South respectively.

In a statement, the MPA said: "The clean-up efforts have resulted in significant improvements to Singapore's port waters, except for minor oil patches in the vicinity of the Southern Islands, and a few patches of oil at Pulau Seringat shoreline which are being removed by response craft and personnel using oil booms and skimmers.

"MPA continues to work closely with the National Environment Agency and the Sentosa Development Corporation on the landward clean-up operations."

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