Aframax Alyarmouk vs. bulk carrier Sinar Kapuas, Singapore. 4500 tons of crude oil spilled.
On 2 January 2015, at about 0600hrs (Singapore Time), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that an oil tanker Alyarmouk had collided with a bulk carrier Sinar Kapuas in Singapore waters about 11 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca. Alyarmouk reported that one of her cargo tanks sustained damage, resulting in spillage of crude oil. Upon notification, MPA deployed a helicopter to assess the situation. Oil spill response resources have also been activated. The ship managers of Alyarmouk V. Ships UK Ltd estimate that 4,500 tonnes of Madura crude oil was spilled from the tanker. Taking into account the weather and tidal currents, patches of oil may affect the northern parts of the island of Bintan. On 2 January 2015, two oil spill response companies have been activated to combat the resultant oil spill. The companies have since deployed four craft equipped with dispersants, oil booms and skimmers to the site.
The two vessels involved in the collision are currently safely anchored and in stable condition.