Oil Spill Off Singapore After Ships Collide
Jun. 06, 1995
SINGAPORE (AP) _ An oil barge collided with a freighter in a southern port today, spilling fuel oil that formed a slick 1 1/4 miles long on Singapore's coast.
The spill may spread to a popular beach in southern Singapore, but 16 craft were trying to contain the pollution, said a statement from the Port of Singapore Authority.
It was unclear how much oil leaked.
The statement said the Saybolt was carrying close to 1,975,000 gallons of fuel oil when it collided with the Sun Pulse at the Eastern Working Anchorage.
No injuries were reported and both vessels were anchored. Saybolt is registered in Singapore and Sun Pulse in Panama, a port spokeswoman said.