We have learned of an incident involving the vessels ORIENTAL PIONEER, a South Korea flag, 1996 built, 36,604gt bulk carrier, on a voyage from Brazil to Singapore, and ATLANTIC HERO, a Bahamas flag, 2005 built, 38,871gt bulk carrier, currently operating within China and ASEAN Seas.
The vessels collided four nautical miles SW of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and a bunker tank of ORIENTAL PIONEER was damaged, causing a fuel leak of about 100mt.
Singapore Port Authorities deployed anti-pollution and patrol craft, while both vessels are now at anchor for inspection.
We will keep you advised of developments, but in the event that you are involved with any cargo on board, we would be delighted to receive your instruction to investigate the circumstances of the incident and provide securities for General Average and or Salvage as appropriate.
If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.