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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 […]

Blog Log: 25 April 2010

Date April 26, 2010

Despite the showers we’ve been having on the mainland, our Sunday was not only fair and sunny, it was also, relatively silt-free! That translates to: The visibility was great! Well, it wasn’t as good as it gets, but we were pleasantly surprised when as we descended into the brightly-lit waters of Hantu today. The allied […]

Birds of Pulau Hantu

Date April 2, 2010

I was told by a former resident of Hantu Island, that it got its name, which translates as “Ghost Island” in Malay, from of the calls of fishing owls that used to reside in the island’s mangrove trees several decades ago, before the island was manicured to its present state. The Malay name for owls […]

Blog Log: 17 January 2010

Date January 29, 2010

Just three weeks into the New Year and volunteers are already on a roll! Volunteer dive guide and underwater photographer Cindy Tan did four dives at Hantu this month and will be plunging into local waters for the fifth time this weekend! Cindy’s got a knack for spotting flatworms, as the one above, and below.

Ocean acidification: the facts

Date December 17, 2009

Ocean acidification is the process caused by increasing man-made carbon dioxide emissions, by which the oceans are becoming more acidic. When carbon dioxide enters the ocean, it combines with seawater to produce carbonic acid, which increases the acidity of the water. Rising carbon dioxide emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has […]

Ocean acidification to devastate commercial fisheries

Date December 17, 2009

Previous studies have focused on the impact of acidification on coral reefs but not other marine organisms Commercial fishing in the northern hemisphere will be devastated by rising carbon emissions, according to the first major study into the impact of ocean acidification. A report by the marine NGO Oceana, presented to delegates at the Copenhagen […]

Sharks and other food fish caught off St John's Island

Date October 8, 2009

On my way to Pulau Hantu on Oct 7, Wednesday, I came across a fisherman who’d just returned from his overnight fishing trip off St. John’s island. He’d brought a small group of local recreational fishermen out to sea to fish as well. Amongst his catch were two Oriental sweetlips Plectorhinchus orientalis, 4 juvenile and […]

Abandoned fishing nets kill whales, turtles in the Andamans

Date October 7, 2009

A “Bruda whale” died after it became entangled in a fishing net. According to Phuket reports, the animal was two or three months old, measured 4.5 metres, weighed 600 kilos and had deep cuts from the netting. Photo from Phuketwan News In Phuket, many turtles have been forced ashore this monsoon season. They are either […]

Jurong Island weighs options as land runs out

Date October 2, 2009

Choice between floating facilities, land reclamation to be made soon Ronnie Lim, Business Times 1 Oct 09; (SINGAPORE) Jurong Island is running out of land and Singapore will decide early next year on how to augment space at the oil and petrochemicals hub that houses biggies such as ExxonMobil and Shell. One option is to […]