Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report this afternoon of a collision which had occurred between departing containership "Hammonia Thracium" and chemical tanker "Zoey" in the Singapore Strait.
The incident happened off Sebarok Island, about 10km south of mainland Singapore, around 15:35 today. Prior to the incident, the MPA provided traffic information to the two vessels and alerted Zoey that the vessel Hammonia Thracium was crossing the traffic lane. Hammonia Thracium reported damage to a bunker tank resulting in spillage of around 80 metric tonnes of bunker fuel.
After receiving notice of the incident, the MPA dispatched four patrol craft to deal with the spillage supported by oil spill response companies.
The two vessels are currently in stable condition outside of Singapore's port limits. There is no report of injury, and port operations remain unaffected.
MPA is investigating the cause of the collision, the third to occur within the last twelve days. [10/02/14]