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Chemical tanker and boxship collide in Singapore

Chemical tanker and boxship collide in Singapore
A chemical tanker and a containership collided in Singapore waters on Wednesday, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker Lime Galaxy collided with the China-flagged containership Feihe at about 2.7km south of Jurong Island at 1830 hours local time yesterday.

Feihe reported that one of its bunker tankers sustained damage, leading to the spillage of bunker fuel, MPA said.

The local port authority has dispatched three patrol craft to deal with the oil spill, and oil spill responses companies were activated to support the clean up efforts.

"Good progress has been made in containing and cleaning up the oil spillage resulting from the collision. There has been no further spillage of bunker fuel from Feihe," MPA updated on Thursday morning.

The two vessels involved in the collision are currently anchored and in stable condition, according to the MPA. There is no report of injury, and traffic in the port and the Strait of Singapore remain unaffected, it added.

The port authority is investigating the cause of the collision.