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Snakey bornella feeding on hydoids

Date September 29, 2011

A Snakey bornella (Bornella anguilla) chows down on some hydroids, a plant-like organism related to jellyfish. Though plant-like, hydroids are actually carnivorous animals. Each nudibranch species usually specializes in one or few species of hydoid. Though hydoids are venomous, this doesn’t bother the nudibranch. It does not digest the nematocysts (stinging cells); instead, it uses [...]

Changi with Ria and Dr Dan

Date August 14, 2011

Early yesterday morning, I had the very unique experience of exploring Changi’s intertidal with Ria Tan, Chay Hoon, and Dr Daniel Rittschof. What fun is walking about the coast when you can go diving you might ask? Well, apart from not having to wash heaps of dive gear afterwards, the shore is a completely new [...]

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 [...]