Container Ship Collision off Malaysia

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By MarEx 2017-01-04 00:58:10

Two container ships collided off Pasir Gudang Port, Johor, Malaysia, on January 3.

The collision occurred between Singapore-registered, 2,496 TEU Wan Hai 301 and the Gibraltar-registered, 4,250 TEU APL Denver, and it has resulted in about 300 tons of oil being spilled from the bunker tanks of the APL Denver. 

There have been no reports of injury. Traffic in the East Johor Straits and Singapore’s port operations remains unaffected, Singapore MPA said. 

Johor Port Authority has deployed four anti-pollution craft on site and an oil boom around APL Denver. 

In Singapore, some oil patches were spotted and the spillage has been contained off the western side of Pulau Ubin. The MPA has activated eight anti-pollution craft with dispersant spraying capabilities to clean up the spilled oil. 

The MPA, as the flag state of Wan Hai 301, will also be investigating the cause of the collision.