Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

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Collision leaves one dead in Singapore

Lee Hong Liang
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from  Singapore
 

Singapore: A collision in Singapore waters on Wednesday between a containership and a harbourcraft has left one dead and one injured.

The accident happened at 12:00pm local time when an Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship Bosun and a harbourcraft SC3566E collided in Sinki Fairway about 7km southwest of Pasir Panjang Terminal.

“There were two persons on board the harbourcraft, which sank following the collision. A passing vessel rendered immediate assistance. Of the two persons, one was pronounced dead while the other was sent to National University Hospital for medical attention,” Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said.

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,” the Singapore authority said.

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