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 AET. At the moment she is now safely at anchor off Changi,” Paul Lovell, head of corporate communication atf AET, told Reuters. Changi is located in the east of Singapore.

“She was carrying two types of cargo, some condensate and some very light crude, it was about 40 percent condensate and about 60 percent light crude on the vessel at the time of the incident. It looks though the spill would have been from the very light crude, the exact amount I can’t tell you,” he said.

The spokesman could not say who owns the oil.

AET Tanker Holdings Sdn Bhd operates is a wholly owned subsidiary of international transport and energy company MISC Bhd, a unit of national oil firm Petronas.

Reuters 25 May 10; Reporting by Soo Ai Peng, Writing by Ramthan Hussain; editing by Michael Urquhart

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