Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Changi East

May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

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Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Changi East

May 25, 2010

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, and a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily, have collided in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was alerted to the incident which occurred some 13 kilometres southeast of Changi East, around 6:10am Tuesday.

There were no injuries reported, however, MT Bunga Kelana 3 suffered damage to one of its cargo tanks, resulting in an oil spill of an estimated 2,000 tonnes of crude oil.

The MPA has dispatched four patrol and emergency response craft to the affected area and also activated oil spill response companies which have deployed three craft equipped with oil spill equipment.

Work is ongoing to contain and clean up the oil spill.

Both vessels are currently anchored in the Singapore Strait.

Presently, the MT Bunga Kelana 3 is about 7km south of Changi East while the MV Waily is about 11km southeast of Changi East.

MPA's Port Operations Control Centre has issued navigational broadcasts to ships to keep clear of the anchored vessels and traffic in the remains unaffected.

Original Article HERE
<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Changi East</span></span><br /> <br /> May 25, 2010<br /> <br /> SINGAPORE: A Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, and a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily, have collided in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait.<br /> <br /> The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was alerted to the incident which occurred some 13 kilometres southeast of Changi East, around 6:10am Tuesday.<br /> <br /> There were no injuries reported, however, MT Bunga Kelana 3 suffered damage to one of its cargo tanks, resulting in an oil spill of an estimated 2,000 tonnes of crude oil.<br /> <br /> The MPA has dispatched four patrol and emergency response craft to the affected area and also activated oil spill response companies which have deployed three craft equipped with oil spill equipment.<br /> <br /> Work is ongoing to contain and clean up the oil spill.<br /> <br /> Both vessels are currently anchored in the Singapore Strait.<br /> <br /> Presently, the MT Bunga Kelana 3 is about 7km south of Changi East while the MV Waily is about 11km southeast of Changi East.<br /> <br /> MPA's Port Operations Control Centre has issued navigational broadcasts to ships to keep clear of the anchored vessels and traffic in the remains unaffected.<br /> <br /> Original Article <a href="http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1058824/1/.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a> <br />
Two tankers saved following their collision

Dumai, Riau (ANTARA News) - The Malaysian and Singapore tankers which collided in the Singapore strait on Tuesday at 5.05 am local time, had been saved by rescue teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapura.

Riau Islands Water Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner M. Yassin Kosasih said Tuesday night that the two tankers, namely MT Bunga Kelana 3 Callsign 9MCY6 GT 57017, IMO No. 9178331 of Malaysia, and MV Waily of Singapura were rescued and did not sink after its oil tank holding 50,000 tons of crude oil had been patched with neutral steel.

"The two ill-fated ships had been towed to Singapore for further investigation," Kosasih said.

He said Indonesian police had the task of merely preventing the oil spill from reaching Indonesian territorial waters.

"Although the accident took place between Malaysian and Singaporean tankers, we also have the obligation to see that the effect of the accident did not have an impact on our territory," he said.

As earlier reported, the collision took place after MT Bunga Kelana 3 of AET Ship management Sdn.Bhd, based in Malaysia, sailing from Bintulu to Sungai Udang Kerteh also in Malaysia exporting at least 50,000 tons of crude oil.
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Two tankers saved following their collision</span></span><br /> <br /> Dumai, Riau (ANTARA News) - The Malaysian and Singapore tankers which collided in the Singapore strait on Tuesday at 5.05 am local time, had been saved by rescue teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapura.<br /> <br /> Riau Islands Water Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner M. Yassin Kosasih said Tuesday night that the two tankers, namely MT Bunga Kelana 3 Callsign 9MCY6 GT 57017, IMO No. 9178331 of Malaysia, and MV Waily of Singapura were rescued and did not sink after its oil tank holding 50,000 tons of crude oil had been patched with neutral steel.<br /> <br /> &quot;The two ill-fated ships had been towed to Singapore for further investigation,&quot; Kosasih said.<br /> <br /> He said Indonesian police had the task of merely preventing the oil spill from reaching Indonesian territorial waters.<br /> <br /> &quot;Although the accident took place between Malaysian and Singaporean tankers, we also have the obligation to see that the effect of the accident did not have an impact on our territory,&quot; he said.<br /> <br /> As earlier reported, the collision took place after MT Bunga Kelana 3 of AET Ship management Sdn.Bhd, based in Malaysia, sailing from Bintulu to Sungai Udang Kerteh also in Malaysia exporting at least 50,000 tons of crude oil.
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Slick stains 7.2km of beach

Eastern parts of Singapore's shoreline were polluted yesterday after efforts to contain the oil spill from Tuesday morning's collision between two large vessels off the Changi coast proved futile.

Yesterday morning, the slick had spread westwards to the coastline between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Changi Naval Base. The oil patches extended 20m out to sea.

By evening, it had spread to a 7.2 km stretch of the East Coast beach, sending beachgoers scurrying from the National Sailing Centre at the far eastern end to the Goldkist Beach Resort chalets near Marine Vista.

Unpredictable wind and tide conditions had made containment difficult, even though the weather was fine, said Mr Lam Wee Shann, deputy director of planning and communications at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Following the dawn collision on Tuesday, which spilled 2,500 tonnes of crude oil into the sea, rescue personnel raced to clean up an area initially four sq km in area and 6km from the Changi coast.

Some 19 craft and 120 personnel used biodegradable dispersants to break up the oil slick into smaller globules and used some 3.3km of booms to hold in the spill.

Original Article HERE
<span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-size: 14pt">Slick stains 7.2km of beach</span> </span><br /> <img src="http://www.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/image/20100526/front-agoil27.st.jpg" align="right" alt="" /> <br /> Eastern parts of Singapore's shoreline were polluted yesterday after efforts to contain the oil spill from Tuesday morning's collision between two large vessels off the Changi coast proved futile.<br /> <br /> Yesterday morning, the slick had spread westwards to the coastline between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Changi Naval Base. The oil patches extended 20m out to sea.<br /> <br /> By evening, it had spread to a 7.2 km stretch of the East Coast beach, sending beachgoers scurrying from the National Sailing Centre at the far eastern end to the Goldkist Beach Resort chalets near Marine Vista.<br /> <br /> Unpredictable wind and tide conditions had made containment difficult, even though the weather was fine, said Mr Lam Wee Shann, deputy director of planning and communications at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.<br /> <br /> Following the dawn collision on Tuesday, which spilled 2,500 tonnes of crude oil into the sea, rescue personnel raced to clean up an area initially four sq km in area and 6km from the Changi coast.<br /> <br /> Some 19 craft and 120 personnel used biodegradable dispersants to break up the oil slick into smaller globules and used some 3.3km of booms to hold in the spill. <br /> <br /> Original Article <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_531952.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a>
Indonesian Waters Are Safe And Unaffected From Malaysian Tanker's Oil Spill

BATAM (RIAU ISLANDS), May 29 (Bernama) -- Indonesia water is still safe and unaffected from the oil spill caused by a collision involving a Malaysian tanker MT Bunga Kelana 3 and bulk carrier MV Waily in the Singapore Strait on May 25.

"The oil spill has not entered the Batam waters and is still in the outer port limit (OPL) of Singapore Strait," Antara news agency reported Saturday, citing Director of the Riau Islands Water Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Yassin Kosasih as saying.

He added that the oil spill would not affect Indonesia waters as the wind is currently blowing towards Singapore.

The collision occurred at about 13 kilometre southeast of Singapore's Changi East last Tuesday, and the spill has spread into Malaysian waters, too.

Johor Department of Environment director Dr Zulkifli Abdul Rahman said the spill measuring 1,600-metre long and 960-meter wide, was now 960 meters from the Tanjung Ayam beach in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi, according to a local English daily New Strait Times.

"Currently, the Southern Region Marine Department is in the midst of preventing the spill from reaching the beach," he said in a statement Friday.

Malaysian and Singaporean authorities are working to clean up the spillage of about 2,000 tonnes of crude oil the collision.

Meanwhile Singapore's Strait Times reported that the oil from the collision had spread from the SAF Yacht Club next to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal all the way to the chalets in East Coast Park.

The hulls of boats moored at the yacht club were smeared with the dark, viscous oil, some of which had become trapped within the walls of the square marina.

Workers from salvage company Singapore Salvage Engineers were spraying chemical de-greasers in the club's boat launch area to disperse the oil.

-- BERNAMA
Indonesian Waters Are Safe And Unaffected From Malaysian Tanker's Oil Spill<br /> <br /> BATAM (RIAU ISLANDS), May 29 (Bernama) -- Indonesia water is still safe and unaffected from the oil spill caused by a collision involving a Malaysian tanker MT Bunga Kelana 3 and bulk carrier MV Waily in the Singapore Strait on May 25.<br /> <br /> &quot;The oil spill has not entered the Batam waters and is still in the outer port limit (OPL) of Singapore Strait,&quot; Antara news agency reported Saturday, citing Director of the Riau Islands Water Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner Yassin Kosasih as saying.<br /> <br /> He added that the oil spill would not affect Indonesia waters as the wind is currently blowing towards Singapore.<br /> <br /> The collision occurred at about 13 kilometre southeast of Singapore's Changi East last Tuesday, and the spill has spread into Malaysian waters, too.<br /> <br /> Johor Department of Environment director Dr Zulkifli Abdul Rahman said the spill measuring 1,600-metre long and 960-meter wide, was now 960 meters from the Tanjung Ayam beach in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi, according to a local English daily New Strait Times.<br /> <br /> &quot;Currently, the Southern Region Marine Department is in the midst of preventing the spill from reaching the beach,&quot; he said in a statement Friday.<br /> <br /> Malaysian and Singaporean authorities are working to clean up the spillage of about 2,000 tonnes of crude oil the collision.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile Singapore's Strait Times reported that the oil from the collision had spread from the SAF Yacht Club next to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal all the way to the chalets in East Coast Park.<br /> <br /> The hulls of boats moored at the yacht club were smeared with the dark, viscous oil, some of which had become trapped within the walls of the square marina.<br /> <br /> Workers from salvage company Singapore Salvage Engineers were spraying chemical de-greasers in the club's boat launch area to disperse the oil.<br /> <br /> -- BERNAMA
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