Singapore hit by another oil tank inferno

Singapore authorities spent around six hours through to midnight last night fighting yet another inferno at an oil storage tank.

More than 120 firefighters were deployed to Pulau Busing, one of the islands off the southern coast of Singapore, which is home to oil and chemical storage facilities, to put the intense fire out.

Investigations are ongoing into how this latest fire happened. The tank belongs to Tankstore.

Singapore has been hit by multiple oil tank infernos in recent years.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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