Tanker and bulker collide off Singapore, 4,500 tonnes of oil spilled

Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have reported that oil tanker “Alyarmouk” and bulker “Sinar Kapuas” collided yesterday in Singapore waters around 11 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca.
The manager of the tanker, V.Ships, estimate that 4,500 of Madura crude oil was spilled from the vessel, which may affect the northern parts of Indonesia’s Bintan Island. Two oil response companies have been activated and have deployed four craft equipped with dispersants, oil booms and skimmers.
Alyarmouk was en route from Tanjung Pelapas, Malaysia to China, and Sinar Kapuas from Hong Kong to Singapore, when the incident occurred. Both vessels are currently safely anchored and in stable condition. [03/01/15]

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