Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has reported that this morning at 0414hrs is received a report that a Panama-flagged containership, "NYK Themis", had collided into a barge "AZ Fuzhou”.
The incident happened about 4 km south of Marina South in the East Keppel Fairway, as the barge was being towed by tug "AZ Carnation”. The MPA said that its Port Operations Control Centre had informed NYK Themis of the presence of AZ Fuzhou in the fairway.
A bunker tank on NYK Themis sustained damage resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel. MPA has dispatched four craft to deal with the spill and has engaged oil spill response companies support the clean up efforts.
The incident happened less than 12 hours after a chemical tanker smashed into a boxship 2.7 km, south of Jurong Island. [30/01/14]