Efforts to contain oil spill off Western S'pore continues today

SINGAPORE - The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) today continued its efforts to contain and clean up the oil spill following Sunday's collision between Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier "Sunny Horizon" and Korean-registered Liquefied Petroleum Gas carrier "DL Salvia".

In a statement to the media, the authority said that some patches of treated oil were sighted today at the reclamation sites at the western part of Jurong Island and Tuas View Extension, and at a rock bund at Sultan Shoal.

Bio-degradable oil dispersants were used to break up the oil slick in the waters while a total of nine craft and more than 46 personnel were deployed as part of clean up efforts.

MPA added that there was no further spillage of bunker from "DL Salvia" and that an oil boom was deployed as a precautionary measure.

Vessel traffic in the Port of Singapore and port operations remain unaffected.

Members of the public can contact MPA's 24-hours Marine Safety Control Centre at 6325 2489 to report any sighting of oil slick in our waters or coastlines.

dassa@sph.com.sg

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