The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that it was informed by the master of the Djibouti-registered tanker, YOUNG YONG, that the ship had grounded off Takong Kecil in the Riau Islands, Indonesia, in the Singapore Strait, at around 2020h on 26th of October.
Prior to its grounding, the MPA Port Operations Control Centre issued early shallow water warnings through its Vessel Traffic Information System to the tanker on the potential risk of its grounding.
MPA had also alerted the Indonesian authorities immediately after the incident happened.
The authorities of Indonesia are leading refloatation efforts for the tanker, as well as preventive efforts against possible oil spills, as the vessel had grounded in Indonesian waters.
Navigation through the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Strait is not affected. There is no report of injuries nor oil pollution, and MPA’s patrol crafts are monitoring for any oil spill pollution within Singapore Port Limits.
MPA’s Port Operations Control Centre is also issuing safety broadcasts to warn transiting vessels to keep clear of the location of the grounded tanker. Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore