Collision between dredger and bunker tanker causes major oil spill in Singapore

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been actively managing a bunker fuel oil spill involving the Netherlands-flagged dredger Vox Maxima and the Singapore-flagged bunker vessel Marine Honour at Pasir Panjang Terminal. The incident, which occurred on June 14, resulted from the dredger losing engine and steering control and colliding with the stationary bunker vessel. Both ships sustained damage above the waterline, but no injuries were reported. The spill from the Marine Honour’s ruptured cargo tank was contained and cleanup operations were swiftly initiated, involving 18 oil spill response craft and deployment of containment booms totalling 3,100 meters. While some oil reached southern shorelines like Sentosa and East Coast Park, navigational safety in the Singapore Strait and port operations at PSA remain unaffected as of June 16.

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