Iran tanker collides with container ship in Singapore Strait
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug 5
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
An Iranian oil tanker collided with a container ship in the Singapore Strait.
“At about 2355 hrs on 3rd Aug 2016, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified of a collision involving Dream IIVLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) and MSC Alexandra (Container Ship) in the Singapore Strait, about 3 km South-East of Sebarok Island.
Both are Panama-flagged vessels,” The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in an announcement.
According to the announcement no injuries or oil pollution were reported and both vessels are in stable condition and safely anchored in Singapore.
“Dream II sustained damage to its bow whilst MSC Alexandra sustained damages on her port quarter hull,” the announcement added.
MSC Alexandra reported that 10 empty containers fell overboard during the incident.