Two maritime vessels collide in Singapore Strait
SINGAPORE – Two maritime vessels collided within the Singapore Strait, within the third such incident in thirteen days.
On Monday, a Liberia-flagged container ship “Hammonia Thracium” and a Panama-flagged chemical tanker “Zoey” collided off Sebarok Island, which is about 10km south of mainland Singapore.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) stated its Port Operations Control Centre had offered visitors info to the 2 vessels and alerted the chemical tanker that the container ship was crossing the visitors lane.
The container ship reported that one among its bunker tanks sustained injury, and about eighty metric tonnes of bunker gasoline have been spilled consequently.
MPA stated it instantly dispatched 4 patrol craft to cope with the spillage and activated oil spill response corporations to help the clear-up efforts.
It stated the 2 vessels are in secure situation outdoors of Singapore’s port limits and are assessing their conditions.
MPA added that there isn’t a report of damage and that port operations stay unaffected.
It is investigating the reason for the collision.