• Short Summary

    Tosa Maru, a Japanese tanker, sank off Singapore waters on Friday (18 April) after a collision with another tanker, the Liberian-registered Cactus Queen.

  • Description

    Tosa Maru, a Japanese tanker, sank off Singapore waters on Friday (18 April) after a collision with another tanker, the Liberian-registered Cactus Queen.

    The 72,658-ton vessel's stern settled on the bottom in shallow waters in the Port of Singapore. Its bow could still be seen above the waves.

    Tosa Maru caught fire when explosions rocked the two ships after colliding on Thursday night. The ship's 31 crew members were taken to safety.

    Cactus Queen sustained little damage.

    A Singapore Government spokesman said oil leakage from the tanker was not expected to cause any pollution problem. Three vessels were dealing with the spillage and others standing by.

    He added that the slick was moving away from Singapore.

    The island republic was last threatened by a massive slick from a grounded Japanese super-tanker which leaked about 3,000 tons of crude oil into Singapore waters in January.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE72CJO4DNV4LE49MB5TZYRWV8
    Media URN:
    VLVAE72CJO4DNV4LE49MB5TZYRWV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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