Tanker damaged, partially submerged, Singapore Strait
Product tanker SEA FRONTIER reportedly struck a rock some 2 nm off Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, easternmost Singapore Strait, at night Jan 30, while approaching port (see pic below). Hull was breached, tanker started to take on water and as of Jan 31, is either partially submerged with bow tilt and stb list, or rests on bottom, it is not clear. 11 crew abandoned tanker and were rescued by nearby merchant ship. No word said on tanker’s cargo, but she looks like she’s in load. Malaysian officials said they’re preparing for oil leak prevention.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘red’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 52% (15-JAN-187), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.