Bunker spill at Singapore terminal

by OldSailor on October 11, 2007



  • There has been a fuel oil spill in Singapore after a collision between bunker tanker SS Prosperity and the oil tanker China Sea on October 10 at 00:50 am local time, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) at the Horizon Terminal. Horizon Terminal is located in Banyan Basin off Singapore’s Jurong Island.
  • At the time of the incident, SS Prosperity was loading bunker fuel and about 20 metric tonnes (mt) of oil was spilled, according to the bunker tanker master.
  • The MPA immediately deployed three patrol vessels and two anti-pollution crafts to assist in cleanup operations.
  • The terminal also contracted Singapore Oil Spill Response Company (OSRC) to aid in the cleanup operations.
  • SS Prosperity sustained damage to its number 4 starboard cargo tank below the waterline. There was no apparent damage to China Sea.
  • MPA said the oil spill was contained within the vicinity of the terminal, while port operations and vessel traffic remain unaffected.
  • The port authority is currently investigating the incident.

Source: Sustainableshipping

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