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Box Ships APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 Collided

January 4, 2017

Pic: APL

Pic: APL

 The container carriers APL Denver and Wan Hai 301 collided off Pasir Gudang Port in Johor, Malaysia, resulting in an oil spill. 

 
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it was notified by the Johor Port Authority (JPA) of a collision between Singapore-registered container vessel Wan Hai 301 and Gibraltar-registered container vessel APL Denver.
 
In a statement, MPA said the master of APL Denver reported that one of the vessel's bunker tanks sustained damage, causing a spillage of about 300 tonnes of oil. 
 
JPA has deployed four anti-pollution craft on site and an oil boom around APL DENVER to contain the oil spill. 
 
In Singapore, some oil patches were spotted and the spillage has been contained off the western side of Pulau Ubin. MPA has activated a total of eight anti-pollution craft with dispersant spraying capabilities to clean up the spilled oil. 
 
There have been no reports of injury. Traffic in the East Johor Straits and Singapore’s port operations remains unaffected.   MPA as the flag state of Wan Hai 301 will also be investigating the cause of the collision.
 
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