Container Ship Collides with Harbour Craft in Sinki Fairway (Singapore)
At 12 hrs (Singapore time) on 13 March 2013, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report of a collision between an Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship “BOSUN” and a harbour craft SC3566E in Sinki Fairway, about 7km southwest of Pasir Panjang Terminal.
There were 2 persons on board the harbour craft, which sank following the collision. A passing vessel rendered immediate assistance. Reportedly, one of the two persons from the harbour craft was pronounced dead while the other was sent to the National University Hospital for medical attention.
MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to keep clear of the incident area. Port operations are unaffected.
MPA is investigating the incident and will review safety procedures in the port.
MPA, March 13, 2013