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Container ship and barge collide, no injuries reported

A Panama-flagged container ship, NYK Themis, has collided into a barge AZ Fuzhou, at East Keppel Fairway at about 4km south of Marina South. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said no injuries were reported, and port operations remain unaffected.

SINGAPORE: A Panama-flagged container ship, NYK Themis, has collided into a barge AZ Fuzhou, at East Keppel Fairway at about 4km south of Marina South.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said it was informed at about 4am on Thursday.

Prior to the incident, MPA's Port Operations Control Centre had informed NYK Themis of the presence of AZ Fuzhou in the fairway.

NYK Themis said one of its bunker tanks sustained damage, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel.

MPA said it dispatched four of its craft to deal with the spill. Oil spill response companies were also activated to support the clean up efforts.

The two vessels involved in the collision are currently safely anchored and in stable condition.

MPA said no injuries were reported, and port operations remain unaffected. It is investigating the cause of the collision. 

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