Ships Collide, Fuel Spill in Sea; Beaches Closed

Beaches on Singapore’s popular tourist destination Sentosa Island have been closed after a fuel spill caused by a ship collision at sea. Two ships collided off the coast of Sentosa Island and spilled fuel into the sea. Following this, Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches on Sentosa Island were temporarily closed.

Boards are posted on these beaches prohibiting tourists from entering the sea. A Dutch-owned dredger collided with a Singapore-owned oil tanker, causing an oil spill in the sea. Coastal forces and port authorities are carrying out clean-up operations here.

Following this, Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches on Sentosa Island were temporarily closed. Boards are posted on these beaches prohibiting tourists from entering the sea. The work to completely clean the coast is in progress.