13 Apr '11, 8am

S'pore conducts multi-agency chemical spill exercise: By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 13 April 2011 1618 hrs SINGAP...

S'pore conducts multi-agency chemical spill exercise: By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 13 April 2011 1618 hrs SINGAP...

SINGAPORE: A multi-agency exercise, showing Singapore's readiness to respond to major chemical spills, was carried out Wednesday, observed by over 60 delegates at the International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Group Director (Hub Port), Captain M Segar, said with the Straits of Malacca and Singapore being heavily used by vessels, it is essential to be operationally-ready in case of any major spills. Code-named CHEMSPILL 2011, the scenario involved a chemical tanker, MT Chemical Carrier, suffering a steering failure and being hit by another tanker in the Sinki Fairway off Jurong Island. The impact of the collision also caused three crew members of MT Chemical Carrier, who were on the catwalk to fall to the main deck. More than 10 vessels and 120 personnel from 13 agencies were involved in the exercise. ...

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