The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reports that the Singapore-registered asphalt tanker, “AB9” sank at approximately 1510hrs on 27 January 2011 (Singapore time). The MPA was informed that a was listing off the east coast of Pulau Bintan. The vessel was subsequently reported to have sunk at about 1700hrs.
At the time of the incident, the vessel was reported to be on her way from Singapore to Sumbawa, Indonesia. There are 14 crew, all Thai nationals, on board the tanker. All the crew were reported to have been rescued by the Indonesian Navy.
The vessel is owned and operated by AB1 Shipping Pte Ltd.
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