(EnergyAsia, September 10 2012, Monday) — Bunker fuel spilled into the sea off Singapore’s Jurong Island at about 2 pm yesterday (September 9) following a collision between two vessels.
Less than 60 metric tonnes of bunker fuel leaked from the tank of a South Korean-registered liquefied petroleum gas carrier, DL Salvia, after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier, Sunny Horizon.
There was no report of casualty in the accident along the Temasek Fairway located about 700 metres east of Sultan Shoal, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The MPA said it immediately dispatched its patrol craft to deal with the oil spill. Oil spill response companies were also activated to augment the patrol craft.
“A total of seven patrol and anti-pollution craft have been deployed to clean up the spilled oil.Work is currently continuing and MPA is co-ordinating the clean up with other government agencies and the ship owners,” said the MPA.