Oil slick hits Singapore beach

Other News Materials 3 April 2008 07:12 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - A stretch of Singapore's East Coast Park beach has been hit by an oil slick, triggering warnings against swimming, environmental officials said Thursday.

The Maritime and Port Authority was trying to identify the source of the slick.

The oil patches in the sea landed on the beach late Wednesday, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

The cleanup resumed Thursday. The NEA advised the public to avoid swimming or using the beach until further notice.