Oil spill clean-up operations ongoing in Singapore after bunker vessel accident


MPA is conducting ongoing investigations following the allision between Dredger VOX MAXIMA and bunker vessel MARINE HONOUR on June 14, resulting in a major oil spill menacing Singapore beaches.

Clean-up operations are progressing at sea and shore, with deployment of containment booms at various locations and over 250 personnel jointly deployed by various Singaporean authorities to support clean-up efforts.

Another 1600 metres of booms are being laid over the next few days to prevent further spread of oil onto the shore, MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) reported at the weekend.

Beachfront at East Coast Park from Area B to H, and the access to the jetty and rocky shore at Labrador Nature Reserve have been temporarily closed to facilitate clean-up efforts.