[Update] 6 Still Missing In The Singapore Strait Collision


A bunker freighter sank after it collided with a chemical tanker in the Singapore Strait.  The reports stated that only 6 crew members out of 12 have been rescued while the search for the other 6 members are still in progress.

Maritime and Port Authority(MPA) along with Police Coast Guards have responded to the incident by deploying two patrol crafts and five boats respectively.  Additional assistance from a merchant chemical tanker has been received.  The rescued crew were sent to the hospital.

Alerts were sent to the Indonesian authorities who have also engaged in the search operations.  As of Thursday, there were no reports of oil spill.  But the authorities are inspecting the wreck area for any kind of pollution as the vessel sank with more than 500 metric tons of bunker fuel.

Source: Straits Times