Two vessels collide in Singapore Strait, in third collision resulting in oil spills this year
Some 80 metric tonnes of bunker fuel spilled into the waters in the Singapore Strait, off Sebarok Island, after two vessels collided on Monday afternoon.
It was the third such collision resulting in an oil spillage this year, following two earlier incidents at the south of Jurong Island and off Marina South last month.
No one was injured in the latest collision, which took place about 10km south of mainland Singapore.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement that it was informed of the collision between the departing Liberia-flagged container ship Hammonia Thracium and the Panama-flagged chemical tanker Zoey at 3.35pm.