Incident Photo of The Week – Freighter Danoosh Grounded In Singapore

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The Iranian-flagged freight ship Danoosh (shown above) was intentionally grounded along the Singapore straits Thursday after a collision with Indonesian-registered containership Lagun Mas.

The east-bound Danoosh had left Singapore with a cargo of maize, and was crossing the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS), while Lagun Mas was bound west, transiting the Singapore Strait.  MPA’s Vessel Traffic Information Service (VTIS) alerted both vessels and provided navigational information prior to the collision, which occurred at about 02:30.

Danoosh, which has a crew of 33, reported damage to cargo hold, but is in a stable condition.  Lagun Mas only suffered damage to its railing and starboard side bow section, and has continued its voyage

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Image via AFP