Oil spill

Published: Saturday 15 November 1997

A LARGE crude carrier and an oil tanker collided, causing an oil spill of about 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes in the Singapore Strait on October 15. Port authorities said that no one was injured in the accident. They also said that the vessel was in no danger of sinking.

The 75,428-tonne Cyprus-registered oil tanker, "Evoikos" was carrying about 123,000 tonnes of marine fuel oil when it collided with the Thai-registered "Orapin global" just outside Singapore port's limits. Port authorities said that both vessels had been warned of the impending collision by the vessel traffic information services. They added that cleaning operations are in progress.

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