"Good progress" made in cleaning oil spill from China ship and HK tanker collision: MPA

The Maritime Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday that "good progress" has been made in cleaning up the oil spillage from a collision between a Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker and a China-flagged container ship on Wednesday,

At 6.30pm on Wednesday, the MPA was informed that chemical tanker Lime Galaxy had collided with container ship Feihe at about 2.7km south of Jurong island. Some bunker fuel was spilled from one of Feihe's bunker tanks.

No further spillage has been reported since. As a precautionary measure, an oil spill response craft were deployed around the vessel. In total, ten craft from MPA and oil spill response companies have been deployed as part of the containment and clean up efforts, the MPA said.

Port operations as well as vessel traffic in the Strait of Singapore and port waters remain unaffected. Members of the public can call MPA's 24-hour hotline on 63252488 or 63252489 to report oil slicks on waters or coastlines.

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