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Tanker Spills Oil After Colliding With Bulker Off Singapore

Pedra Branca. TODAY file photo
Pedra Branca. TODAY file photo

Libyan-registered oil tanker Alyarmouk collided with Sinar Kapuas Friday morning about 11 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, with the former reporting damage and some spillage of crude oil, says the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

The Libyan-registered Alyarmouk oil tanker was en route to Yangpu, China, when it collided with the Singapore-flagged carrier ship Sinar Kapuas, Today reported.

Pedra Branca. TODAY file photo
Pedra Branca. TODAY file photo

After the collision, the Alyarmouk sustained damage to one of her cargo tanks, spilling crude into the ocean.

The volume of the oil spill was not immediately clear, Reuters reported.

The two vessels were removed from the area and are safely now anchored at a harbor.

The incident caused no injuries, and traffic in the Strait of Singapore was unaffected.

MPA has issued navigational broadcasts for ships to navigate with caution when in the vicinity of the incident site, though traffic in the port and the Strait of Singapore remains unaffected.

MPA is investigating the cause of the collision, it added.

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