Burst pipe spills oil

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 July, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 July, 1997, 12:00am
 

A pipeline linking a Singaporean tanker to containers at Shell Oil's Tsing Yi terminal ruptured yesterday, spewing heavy oil over a 1,000 square metre area. The ship's master blamed the spillage, cleared by Shell's anti-pollution vessel within hours, on a fault in the pumping system.


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