OIL SPILL IN THE JOHOR STRAIT

January 04, 2017

The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported that a collision in the Johor Strait between the Wan Hai 301 a Singapore-registered container vessel and the APL Denver Gibraltar-registered container vessel off Pasir Gudang Port, Malaysia, on Jan 3 resulted in about 300 tonnes of oil spillage in the surrounding waters. The Master of APL Denver reported that one of her bunker tanks sustained damage resulting in approximately 300 tonnes of oil spillage. The Johor Port Authority has deployed four anti-pollution craft on site and an oil boom around APL Denver to contain the oil spill. In Singapore, some oil patches were spotted and the spillage has been contained off the western side of Pulau Ubin. MPA has activated a total of eight anti-pollution craft with dispersant spraying capabilities to clean up the spilled oil. (Source MPA – Image: Strait of Johor / A. Resources)