Entries from May 2010

What is being done about the oil spill?

Date May 28, 2010

Extract from Wild Shores Summarising recent local media reports (with my snarky comments in brackets, I blame sleep deprivation): Out at sea, efforts were ramped up to clean up the initial 4 sq km area of oil slick from spreading inland. As part of the containment efforts, some 19 craft and 120 personnel used bio-degradable [...]

On going damage control to clear slick on East Coast Beach

Date May 28, 2010

STOMPer Clifford was having his morning run at East Coast Park just now and spotted 2 cleaners clearing up the oil slick washed ashore the beach from a spill on Tuesday morning (May 25).

Collision between MT Bunga Kelana 3 and MV Waily in the Singapore Strait – MPA Update

Date May 26, 2010

Following the collision between the Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3 and the St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily at about 6:03am on 25 May 2010, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been co-ordinating the containment and clean up efforts of the resultant oil spill. Upon notification of the [...]

Crude oil spill off Singapore – 2,000 tonnes spilled

Date May 26, 2010

CRUDE oil was spilled off Singapore’s south-eastern coast after two ships collided on Tuesday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said in an e-mailed statement. The MT Bunga Kelana 3 tanker collided with the MV Waily bulk carrier at about 6.10am in the Singapore Strait, 13km south-east of Changi East, the statement said. ‘There [...]

Tanker and bulk carrier collide off Changi East

Date May 26, 2010

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, and a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily, have collided in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was alerted to the incident which occurred some 13 kilometres southeast of Changi East, around 6:10am [...]

Update: Oil spill after ships collide

Date May 26, 2010

SINGAPORE – Crude oil was spilled off Singapore’s Changi coast after a Malaysian registered tanker collided with a bulk carrier on Tuesday morning, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said. The MPA said in a press release on Tuesday that the incident happened about 13 kilometres southeast of Changi East. It said it received [...]

Collision between MT Bunga Kelana 3 and MV Waily in the Singapore Strait

Date May 26, 2010

MPA media release 25 May 10: 1. At about 6:10am on 25 May 2010, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3 and a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily had collided in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore [...]

Malaysia coastguard says damaged tanker has 10m gash

Date May 26, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Reuters) – A tanker and a bulk carrier collided in Malaysian waters off Singapore on Tuesday at 6.05 a.m. (2200 GMT on Monday), Malaysian coast guard officials said. They said the collision between the two ships –identified as tanker Bunga Kelana 3, and the MT Waily — led to an oilspill. [...]

Tanker in collision carrying light crude, condensate

Date May 26, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The tanker Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying light crude oil and condensate when it was involved in a collision with a bulk carrier in waters between Malaysia and Singapore waters early on Tuesday, a spokesman for vessel owner AET said. “The Bunga Kelana 3 is a vessel owned and managed by [...]

Tanker Collision Spills 2,000 Tons Oil off Singapore (Update2)

Date May 26, 2010

May 25 (Bloomberg) — A tanker collided with a bulk carrier off Singapore’s southeastern coast, spilling 2,000 metric tons of crude oil near the world’s busiest port. The MT Bunga Kelana 3 tanker collided with the MV Waily at about 6:10 a.m. local time in the Singapore Strait, 13 kilometers (8 miles) southeast of Changi [...]