PORT OF SINGAPORE SAYS OIL SHEEN FROM ôAGATEö SIGHTED
The Singapore port authority said Friday that “scattered patches of oil sheen” believed to have come from the tanker 'Agate' had been spotted in the Singapore Strait south of Pulau Sebarok.
The port dispatched two anti-pollution craft to clean up the patches of sheen. No spilled oil has actually entered Singapore’s port waters, a port spokesperson said.
The Singapore-registered 'Agate' remains anchored six nautical miles northeast of the Horsburgh Lighthouse.
World Tankers Management, which has responsibility for the tanker, has deployed six anti-pollution craft to contain and collect oil leaking from the vessel.