Tanker Transporting Hundreds of Thousands of Tons of Oil to Karimun Aground in Singapore’s Gas Pipeline

The PPLP Tanjunguban patrol boat was deployed to evacuate ships that ran aground in the Singapore Strait near Takong Island, Batam, Riau Islands Province (Kepri). F.PPLP Tanjunguban

batampos– The MT Young Yong tanker carrying hundreds of thousands of tons of oil ran aground in the Singapore Strait near Takong Island, Batam, Riau Islands Province (Kepri).

The Djibouti-flagged ship ran aground around the Singapore gas pipeline since Thursday (27/10) at around 20.00 WIB.

Head of PPLP Tanjunguban, Mulyadi when confirmed, Saturday (29/10) confirmed the incident. The shipwreck company is headquartered in Hong Kong with a representative office in Singapore.

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He explained that the tanker loaded with 284,429 tons of oil departed from Tanjungpelepas Port, Malaysia for Nipah Island, Karimun Regency, Riau Archipelago Province, Tuesday (18/10).

“It ran aground since Thursday (27/10) night,” he said.

To evacuate the tanker that ran aground, PPLP Tanjunguban deployed KNP Rantos P-210, while KSOP Tanjungbalai Karimun deployed KNP 366.

He admitted that the evacuation of the ship was carried out very carefully because the tanker that ran aground was in the vicinity of the Singapore gas pipeline.

“We do it very carefully so as not to pollute the sea,” he said

In the evacuation process, he made sure that no pollution was found in the sea.

“There is no pollution in the sea,” he said.

Furthermore, PPLP Tanjunguban together with KSOP Karimun, Tanjungpinang Class I Navigation Subdistrict, and ship owners through shipping agents carried out rescue efforts. (*)

Journalist: Slamet Nofasusanto