MPA: Collision, Oil Spill off Singapore

An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided off Singapore on Friday causing some crude oil spillage, the Maritime Port Authority said.

A Libyan-registered oil tanker Alyarmouk collided with the Singapore-registered bulk carrier Sinar Kapuas about 11 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, east of Singapore.

"Alyarmouk reported that one of her cargo tanks sustained damage, resulting in some spillage of crude oil."

There was no report of injury and traffic in the port and the Strait of Singapore was unaffected, the authority said in a statement.

The charterer of the oil tanker and volume of spillage were not immediately clear, MPA said in a telephone call.

According to Reuters' shiptracking tool, Alyarmouk was en route to Yangpu, China, while Sinar Kapuas's current position was not traceable.

The two vessels are currently safely anchored and in stable condition.


Reporting by Jane Xie

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