The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s aerial surveillance had earlier spotted two patches of oil concentrated along the western coastlines of Pulau Ubin (OBS Jetty) and Nenas Channel. At the time of this update, no new sightings of oil has been reported.
MPA and its contractors have deployed a total of nine vessels to respond to the oil patches at OBS Jetty and Nenas Channel. Two Skimmers and booms have been placed off OBS Jetty and Nenas Channel to contain the oil patches.
Container ship WAN HAI 301 - Image courtesy: longfellow
Since the time of the collision, MPA has been working closely with NParks and AVA to manage the incident.
MPA as a flag State will investigate the cause of the collision between Singapore-registered container vessel WAN HAI 301 and a Gibraltar-registered container vessel APL DENVER off Pasir Gudang Port, Johor Malaysia.
Both APL DENVER and WAN HAI 301 are currently berthed at Pasir Gudang Port and are in stable condition.