Most areas affected by oil spill already cleaned up: MPA

SINGAPORE - Containment and clean-up efforts of the oil spillage in Singapore's waters following two collisions south of Jurong Island and off Marina South on Wednesday and Thursday are ongoing.

This is being coordinated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), with a total of 24 craft and 120 personnel from MPA and oil spill response companies involved in the effort.

According to a statement from MPA, most of the affected areas have been cleaned up, except for minor oil patches in the vicinity of the Southern Islands.

MPA is still monitoring the situation in case there are undetected patches of oil. Response craft and personnel will remain on site in the interim.

Members of the public who spot any oil patches in Singapore's waters or coastlines can also contact MPA's 24-hour Marine Safety Control Centre at 6325-2488/9.

Vessel traffic in the Strait of Singapore and port waters remain unaffected. Port operations are also not affected.

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