Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel bunker tanker Marine Vicky, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Police Coast Guard (PCG) Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and took part in ‘Exercise Blue Whale’ at Raffles Anchorage on Tuesday (17 March).
The exercise, conducted on board the bunker tanker operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings and chartered by ExxonMobil, was designed to validate the preparedness and interoperability of its crew and related response teams in managing an emergency incident on a LNG vessel.
It also tested the multi-agencies’ response to a fire incident and the evacuation of injured personnel while validating their emergency activation procedures performed in an open-ocean environment.
A total of four scenarios comprising of a fire on the main deck; a man overboard; burn injury and a serious case of fall were carried out on board Marine Vicky during the exercise.
SCDF Deputy Commissioner (Future Technology & Public Safety) Teong How Hwa presented a token of appreciation to Desmond Chong, General Manager of the Sinanju group of companies, at the end of ‘Exercise Blue Whale’.
Singapore bunker publication Manifold Times was present on location to document the event through a photo essay.