Print Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 zoom Following the oil spillage from two collisions south of Jurong Island and off Marina South on 29 and 30 January 2014 respectively, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been coordinating the containment and clean-up efforts. Good progress has been made since the start of the operations.Namely, the first accident, which occurred yesterday, involving Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker, “Lime Galaxy” and China-flagged containership, “Feihe”, caused bunker tanks damage on the containership, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel.MPA today reported that another collision took place at East Keppel Fairway at about 4 km south of Marina South between a Panama-flagged containership, involving “NYK Themis”, which had collided into a barge “AZ Fuzhou”. The barge was being towed by tug “AZ Carnation” at the time. Prior to the incident, MPA’s Port Operations Control Centre had informed “NYK Themis” of the presence of “AZ Fuzhou” in the fairway. “NYK Themis” reported that one of her bunker tanks sustained damage, resulting in some spillage of bunker fuel.A total of 20 craft from MPA and oil spill response companies have been deployed for the clean-up efforts. Containment booms were used to contain and prevent the oil patches from hitting the coastlines and approved oil dispersants are being used to break up the oil patches into smaller globules.Patches of oil may be spotted in the vicinity of the Southern Islands but the public is advised not to be alarmed.The four vessels involved in the collisions are currently safely anchored and in stable condition. There is no report of injuries, and port operations remain unaffected.Investigations into the causes of collisions are on-going. MPA, January 30, 2014
Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 -30- HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, between Exit 8 and 8A near Hantsport, will have lane closures for asphalt patching on Thursday, July 24. Traffic delays are expected. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work will take place from sunrise to sunset.
The United Nations peacebuilding arm is making steady progress and has produced concrete results in the four post-conflict countries placed under its direction in the two years since its work started, the Security Council was told in a briefing today.In the wake of the 2005 World Summit, the UN set up the 31-member Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), which currently has four countries – Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Central African Republic (CAR) – on its agenda.Together with the Peacebuilding Fund and Peacebuilding Support Office, the Commission is tasked with marshalling resources from around the world and providing strategic advice to countries emerging from conflict, helping them to avoid the slide back into war and chaos.Nearly $270 million has been contributed to the Peacebuilding Fund, which is supporting projects in the four countries on the Commission’s agenda as well as 37 schemes in nine post-conflict nations, surpassing its $250 million funding target.“Maintaining peace and security is an essential prerequisite for successful post-conflict peacebuilding efforts,” Ambassador Yukio Takasu, Chairperson of the Peacebuilding Commission, told the Security Council.“It’s equally true that durable peace and a sustainable State will never be achieved without good governance, rule of law, respect for human rights, and economic recovery and development,” he added. Mr. Takasu noted that the Commission was a unique UN organ that addresses all that brings together all stakeholders, formulates integrated strategy, monitors its implementation, garners support and mobilizes resources. Among the body’s achievements in the last two years, Mr. Takasu highlighted the integrated strategy for building an effective peace in the post-conflict States adopted for Burundi and Sierra Leone, which are now being implemented, as well as the strategy for Guinea-Bissau which was adopted recently. He also spotlighted the field mission that will visit the CAR shortly to prepare the country’s strategy. He also pointed out that serious efforts have been made to enhance the partnerships with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) in an effort to provide a fully integrated and comprehensive peacebuilding framework for these countries.Looking to the next year, Mr. Takasu stressed that the Commission needed to produce more tangible results on the ground that would bring about visible benefits and directly impact the people in the countries under consideration. “To consolidate peace it is essential that people can see and experience signs of the arrival of peace after a ceasefire through positive changes in their livelihoods. We need to elicit support from all stakeholders and mobilize resources not only from traditional partners but also by bringing in new and non-traditional partners.” Areas such as youth employment, rural private sector, justice and peace need to be addressed so that the countries under the Commission’s consideration can successfully surface from their individual conflicts. “The PBC must consolidate its achievements and help mobilize resources so it can create a real difference on the ground and meet high expectations.” 21 October 2008The United Nations peacebuilding arm is making steady progress and has produced concrete results in the four post-conflict countries placed under its direction in the two years since its work started, the Security Council was told in a briefing today.