Johor Port confirms generator failure caused ships to collide

Johor Port confirms generator failure caused ships to collide

JOHOR BARU - The Johor Port Authority (JPA) confirmed that failure of the generator set on a Singapore-registered vessel caused it to collide into another vessel on Tuesday.

JPA said in a statement that Wan Hai 301 experienced generator failure, causing it to lose control and crash into APL Denver, a Gibraltar-registered ship, that was docked at Johor Port in Pasir Gudang at around 11.05pm.

It also confirmed that some 300 tonnes of marine fuel oil had leaked from APL Denver and the Singapore authorities were alerted to contain the oil slicks that had shifted into Singapore waters.

"In an immediate response, Johor Port Bhd with the help of other agencies and the Pasir Gudang Oil Spill Task Force, contained the oil spill in a way as to prevent patches from spreading to other areas," the statement said.

JPA added that the port was now operating as usual but anchoring schedule at the container terminal might be delayed for a few days due to ongoing cleaning up works.

It was reported that large portions of the fuel had floated to Singapore's Pulau Ubin.


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