Singapore oil spill: Minister says most oil removed

Singapore’s Transport Minister said today (20 June) that much progress has been made in cleaning up the oil spill that happened six days ago.

Chee Hong Tat said in a Facebook post, “We have made progress in the clean-up, but it will still take some time before the oil will be completely removed. Currently, we are focused on cleaning up the oil slicks and sheens from water and land which are visible through drone surveillance and satellite imagery. In the next phase, we would need to flush out...

Singapore’s Transport Minister: Boxship queues in Singapore unrelated to oil spill

Singapore’s Transport Minister has asserted that port congestion is not to blame for the serious oil spill that occurred after an allision between a dredger and a bunker tanker.

In a Facebook post on 18 June, four days after the accident, the minister, Chee Hong Tat, said: “Investigations are still ongoing, but preliminary findings show that the allision on 14 June was caused by the dredger experiencing sudden loss of engine and steering controls. It is not due to congestion as our port waters...

Singapore still struggling to clear oil spill after four days

Challenges continue to plague Singapore’s port authority as it strives to clear up a massive oil spill that is spreading in the city-state’s waters despite many efforts to contain it.

Approximately 400 tonnes of fuel oil spilled into the water after a Van Oord dredger, Vox Maxima, hit Straits Bunkering’s bunker tanker Marine Honour, while the latter vessel was supplying fuel to the Evergreen Marine Corporation boxship Ever Blink on 14 June. The impact created a gaping hole in the fuel tank of...

Maersk to omit Baltimore calls as Singapore authority reveals ship “lost propulsion” before incident

Maersk Line’s five services that call at Baltimore port will be affected by the collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The bridge collapsed after the Maersk-operated 10,000 TEU Dali hit one of its pillars after coming out of Baltimore Port’s Seagirt terminal.

Maersk said its TA2 and TA5 Transatlantic services, TP12 Transpacific service, Amex (US East Coast-South Africa service) and AGAS (US East Coast-Caribbean) service will be affected.

The Danish mainline operator stated, “Due to the damage to...

Singapore Registry of Ships crosses 100 million GT mark as AET names LNG dual-fuel VLCC

With the launch of AET’s Singapore-flagged very large crude carrier (VLCC) Eagle Veracruz, the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) has crossed the 100 million gross tonnage milestone.

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MPA Singapore to test vessel charging concepts for electric harbor craft

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has selected the Pyxis Energy, Pyxis Maritime and SP Mobility partnership, Seatrium, and Yinson Electric to test their charging concepts for electric harbor craft (e-HC).

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Singapore, Japan to create first ‘Green and Digital Shipping Corridor’

The governments of Singapore and Japan have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to establish first Singapore – Japan Green and Digital Shipping Corridor (GDSC), aiming to develop standards and best practices supporting the decarbonization, digitalization and growth of the maritime industry.


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