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SHIP NAME: Bunga Kelana 3, Waily KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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MT Bunga Kelana 3 collided with the bulk freighter, MV Waily, in the Singapore Strait, 13 km southeast of Changi Air Base (East) on May 25, 2010 at 6:10. No injuries were reported among the crew. The tanker captain said 2.000 tonnes of crude oil may have spilled into the sea. MV Waily was anchored in the Straits of Singapore. Traffic in the Straits of Singapore was not affected.[2][3] The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) directed three ships full of oil cleaning equipment to clean up the spilled oil.

Bunga Kelana 3 is owned and operated by AET Tanker Holdings, which is a subsidiary of MISC to bring crude oil from Bintulu, Sarawak.[5]


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Emergency teams are working to contain a crude oil spill after two ships - a tanker and a bulk carrier - collided in waters off Singapore. Port officials said no injuries had been reported but the Malaysian-registered tanker had ruptured one of its tanks. An estimated 2,000 tonnes of crude oil are leaking into the sea. The collision happened in the Strait of Singapore, one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said the Malaysian-registered tanker Bunga Kelana 3 was damaged in a collision with the MV Wally, registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying light crude oil and condensate. "The collision caused a 10-metre (yard) tear in the left side of the tanker and 2,000 metric tonnes of crude oil has spilled into the sea where the collision occurred," Cmdr Abdul Hadib bin Abdul Wahab of the Malaysian Coastguard told Reuters.

Both ships are anchored off Singapore as work continues to contain and clean up the oil spill. The Malaysia-based operators of the tanker, AET, said booms were being placed around the vessel to contain the spill. Salvage operators said the oil could damage the local environment but that the speed of the response had reduced the impact. "I think it can be controlled - 2,00r who asked not to be named told the AFP news agency. There was no reported effect on shipping traffic in the Strait of Singapore, one of the world's busiest sea lanes, connecting trade routes from Asia to Africa and Europe.


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Bunga Kelana 3 had 62,000 tons of light Bintulu crude on board which meant she was loaded to about the 12 m waterline, about 3 m below the full load waterline of 14.92 m. This double hull Aframax has a 2x6 cargo tank arrangement. MPA's current estimate of the spill is 5000 m3.

The impact was on the port side of BK3, just forward of the manifold. The cargo tank breached was almost certainly 3P. We have some good photos of the damage including the midships draft marks, from which we can roughly scale off the damage. The damage is a wedge. The top of the wedge is one meter below the deck, and about 13 meters wide longitudinally. The bottom of triangle is below the 12 m waterline. The penetration extends at least 5 meters into the hull. With this kind of damage, there was no way they could avoid losing at least one tank's worth of cargo, which would have been roughly 5000 tons.

It looks like the damage extends just forward of the 2/3 bulkhead, but 2P cargo was probably not breached. If the ship had been single sided, this probably would have been a two tank spill.

It looks like the impact angle was maybe 60 degrees off the BK bow,

Photo of Waily bow indicates she was loaded which is consistent with the top of the wedge being below BK3 deck.

Very fortunate to avoid a fire. Inerting may have been a big help here.

No info yet on cause. BK3 was coming from Sarawak to discharge at Singapore, so she should have been in the north (westbound) lane. Guessing Waily was eastbound, but we will have to wait and see.