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Tanker Collision Triggers Oil Spill

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 4:44am
the Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's port authority says two tankers collided off the city-state's coast, triggering a small fuel oil spill.

The Maritime and Port Authority said in a statement Thursday that five metric tons of marine fuel oil spilled into the Singapore Strait from the Singapore-registered tanker Kota Tenaga after it crashed with the Malta-registered SEEB late Wednesday.

The MPA said authorities have contained the spill and chemical dispersants were used to break up patches of oil.

The MPA said it is investigating the cause of the collision, which happened about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) south of the main island of Singapore.

The MPA said no injures were reported.

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