Tanker collided with tug in Singapore Strait, didn’t stop. Tug capsized, 2 crew missing
Product tanker SHUN SHENG collided with tug KOI 3, towing sand barge, at around 0500 Singapore time Feb 7 in Singapore Strait in vicinity 01 10N 103 42E, west of Senang island. Tug capsized, of 6 crew on board 4 were rescued, 2 went missing, SAR under way. Tanker was transiting Singapore Strait en route from Hong Kong to Lumut, Malaysia, western Malacca Strait.
According to track and given collision position, SHUN SHENG didn’t stop after collision and continued sailing. She turned back at around 1300 Singapore Time, most probably ordered to do so by Singapore Traffic Control or other Maritime Authorities.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 39% (31-AUG-17), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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