Five Sailors Missing After Ship Collision Off Singapore


On September 13, five sailors were reported missing after two ships collided with each other off Singapore waters.

What happened?

The Indonesian-registered tanker reportedly collided with a Dominican-registered dredger. A total of 12 crew members onboard the dredger were rescued and taken to hospital. The crew members onboard the tanker were not injured during the incident.

Dredger partially submerged:

Singapore Maritime Port Authority said in a statement, “The dredger capsized and was partially submerged, while the tanker was damaged on one side”.

SAR efforts launched:

The authorities are conducting rescue operations and have deployed search vessels and a helicopter. An investigation has also been launched to determine the sequence of events leading to collision.

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