Separate Ship Collisions in Singapore Result in Two Spills

MarineLink.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported two separate vessel collision incidents, both resulting in spills.

Collision between Lime Galaxy and Feihe

The MPA said it received a report on January 29, at about 6:30 p.m. (Singapore Time) that the departing Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker Lime Galaxy had collided with the arriving China-flagged containership Feihe at about 2.7 km, south of Jurong Island. Feihe reported that one of her bunker tanks sustained damage, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel. Upon notification, MPA immediately dispatched three patrol craft to deal with the spill. Oil spill response companies were also activated to support the cleanup efforts.

Contact between vessels NYK Themis and AZ Fuzhou

At about 4:10 a.m. on January 30, the MPA received a report that a Panama-flagged containership NYK Themis had collided into a barge AZ Fuzhou at East Keppel Fairway at about four kilometers south of Marina South. The barge was being towed by tug AZ Carnation at the time. Prior to the incident, MPA's Port Operations Control Centre informed NYK Themis of the presence of AZ Fuzhou in the fairway. NYK Themis reported that one of her bunker tanks sustained damage, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel. Upon notification, MPA immediately dispatched four MPA craft to deal with the spill. Oil spill response companies were also activated to support the cleanup efforts.

All vessels involved in the two collisions are currently safely anchored and in stable condition, MPA said. There is no report of injury, and traffic in the ports and the Strait of Singapore remain unaffected.

MPA also issued navigational broadcasts to ships to navigate with caution when in the vicinity of the Lime Galaxy and Feihe incident site.

Investigations into the collisions’ causes are ongoing.

mpa.gov.sg

 


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