Singapore oil spill clean-up operations ongoing


The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reports that the northern part of the Pasir Panjang Container Terminal (PPT) is cleared of oil slicks following the deployment of the Current Buster, an oil recovery and containment system, since 18 June.

The deployment of the Current Buster at this upstream location is important to prevent surface oil from flowing westwards towards West Coast Park which is unaffected till date, and also eastward towards downstream locations, including Sentosa beaches, Sentosa Cove, Southern Islands (clea-up pictured), and Keppel Marina.

Three Current Buster systems and a total of 3400 meters of booms have been deployed.

The oil recovery operations at sea are guided by MPA’s and Meteorological Service’s predictive modelling of tidal and wind conditions, and drone & satellite imagery.