BREAKING NEWS: TSHD Vox Maxima hits stationary vessel, oil spill cleanup in progress

Cleanup operations are moving ahead at Pasir Panjang Terminal after a dredger hit another vessel this morning, resulting in an oil spill, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said.

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The incident involved the Netherlands-flagged trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Maxima and the Singapore-flagged bunker vessel Marine Honour, which was stationary, MPA said in a statement.

The damaged cargo tank on Marine Honour – which was next to a container vessel berthed at Pasir Panjang Terminal – leaked oil into the sea.

According to MPA, the spill has been contained and there is no impact to navigational safety and berthing operations.