MT Bunga Kelana 3

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Name: MT Bunga Kelana 3
Owner: AET Petroleum Tankers
Port of registry:  Malaysia, Port Kelang
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea
Laid down: 21 April 1998
Completed: 1998
In service: 29 October 1998
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Type: VLCC, oil tanker
Tonnage: 57,017 GT
Length: 243.827 m (799.96 ft)
Beam: 42 m (138 ft)
Depth: 21 m (69 ft)
Deck clearance: 6,118 mm (240.9 in) max
Propulsion: Single Screw, B & W
Speed: 15 kt
Capacity: 105,784 DWT
Notes: [1][2]

MT Bunga Kelana 3 is an Aframax tanker built in 1998, owned and operated by AET Tanker Holdings, a subsidiary of Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (MISC) to transport crude oil from Bintulu, Sarawak.[3]

2010 accident and oil spill[edit]

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.[4][5] The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) directed three ships full of oil cleaning equipment to clean up the spilled oil.[6] Stuart Traver of Gaffney, Cline & Associates in Singapore, said the effects were minimal, and would have a different impact than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jane's Merchant Ships". Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "ABS Record: MT Bunga Kelana 3". American Bureau of Shipping. 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Yee Kai Pin. "Singapore Begins Oil Spill Cleanup Following Tanker Collision". Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Oil leaks from tanker collision off Singapore". BBC News. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oil spill threatens Singapore coast". ABC News. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bunga Kelana 3, Waily Collide in Singapore Strait". Marinelink. May 26, 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.