Industry flags concerns over new transit anchorage in Singapore Straits

The oil companies and the tanker industry have re-emphasised their concerns over a proposed new transit anchorage within the separation zone of the Singapore Straits Traffic Separation Scheme.

Following on from discussions during the Safety of Navigation Sub-committee (NAV) last week at the IMO, where the industry was told to raise the problems directly with the littoral states, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), INTERTANKO and SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators) have sent to senior officials in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore a letter which outlines their concerns that navigation in the area could be made more difficult and more hazardous, as well as posing questions about pirate control and the commercial element of this project.

Click here for the text of the letter.

Contact: Howard Snaith