Oil spill from APL Denver after collision with Wan Hai boxship
A Wan Hai boxship has collided with an APL container vessel off Pasir Gudang Port, Johor Malaysia – resulting in around 300 tonnes of oil spillage from APL Denver.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that it was notified by the Johor Port Authority (JPA) of the collision between Singapore-registered container vessel Wan Hai 301 and Gibraltar-registered container vessel APL Denver at 11.50pm on January 3.
The Master of APL Denver reported that one of its bunker tanks sustained damage, resulting in approximately 300 tonnes of oil spillage. JPA has deployed four anti-pollution craft on site and an oil boom around APL Denver to contain the oil spill.
MPA said in its statement on the incident: “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.”
It added that there have been no reports of injury and that traffic in the East Johor Straits and Singapore’s port operations remain unaffected.
MPA said that as the flag state of Wan Hai 301, it would be investigating the cause of the collision.