An oil tanker registered in Djibouti, an African country, ran aground near an Indonesian island in the Singapore Strait, but the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said there were no injuries and no oil spills.
In response to media inquiries, MPA pointed out that they received a notice from the captain of the tanker at around 8:20pm on Wednesday (26 Oct) that they were in the Riau Islands of Indonesia in the Singapore Strait. The tanker has run aground.
The authorities also said that prior to the incident, the oil tanker had been warned of the risk of running aground through the Maritime Traffic Control System. The Singapore authorities also notified the Indonesian authorities immediately after the incident.
Indonesian authorities are leading efforts to assist in re-floating the tanker and preventing oil spills.
MPA also said that the current navigation operations through the Singapore Strait are not affected, and that it has not received any reports of injuries and oil pollution.