Singapore: After the haze comes the oil spill

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oil-spill-singaporeAfter the thick haze caused by Sumatra forest fires slowly dissipated in Singapore, its citizens got clear sight on the next environmental disaster. In the early hours of July 2, two dry bulk carriers collided close to the Singapore port and caused a spill of around 100 metric tonnes of fuel, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said.

The South Korean-registered bulk carrier Oriental Pioneer and Bahamas-registered bulk carrier Atlantic Hero crashed at about 6.6 kilometers southwest of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

A total of 10 patrol and anti-pollution craft have been deployed to clean up the spill. The authority is coordinating the action with other government agencies and ship owners, it said in a statement.

The reason for the collision has not been immediately clear. No one has been injured.

Meanwhile, air pollution levels in Singapore have returned to normal, allowing citizens to breathe the clearest air since two weeks.

 

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After the thick haze caused by Sumatra forest fires slowly dissipated in Singapore, its citizens got clear sight on the next environmental disaster. In the early hours of July 2, two dry bulk carriers collided close to the Singapore port and caused a spill of around 100 metric tonnes of fuel, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said.

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oil-spill-singaporeAfter the thick haze caused by Sumatra forest fires slowly dissipated in Singapore, its citizens got clear sight on the next environmental disaster. In the early hours of July 2, two dry bulk carriers collided close to the Singapore port and caused a spill of around 100 metric tonnes of fuel, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said.

The South Korean-registered bulk carrier Oriental Pioneer and Bahamas-registered bulk carrier Atlantic Hero crashed at about 6.6 kilometers southwest of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

A total of 10 patrol and anti-pollution craft have been deployed to clean up the spill. The authority is coordinating the action with other government agencies and ship owners, it said in a statement.

The reason for the collision has not been immediately clear. No one has been injured.

Meanwhile, air pollution levels in Singapore have returned to normal, allowing citizens to breathe the clearest air since two weeks.

 

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