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SHIP NAME: Song San KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
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Oil leaked out from vessel, polluting shore of Sentosa Beach area, Singapore, 15 Aug 1996 Clean-up complete as of 19 Aug.


source Chen, Prevention Measures in the SE Asian Region
type A
volume Y
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ON Jan 97, a Singapore Court meted out the most severe punishment in Singapore's maritime history for oil pollution offences involving the VLCC Song San. The Singapore registered tanker was found to have deliberately discharged oily residues into the sea while she was anchored just outside Singapore Waters.

Following the investigations, the owner, agent, master and CO of the tanker were charged in court for causing the pollution. The owner was fined Sdlr450,000, the agent was fined Sdlr400,000. The master was fined Sdlr400,000 and was given a prison sentance totalling 5.5 months. The CO was ssentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment.


source CTX
type D
volume Y
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Need report of MPA investigation. Ship is a Singapore flag VLCC. The only reason why a VLCC would do this at Spore is that she was going into a Spore yard, and had not had time to tank clean.