Singapore Condemns Tanker Shooting Incident Off Iran

File photo (c) MarineTraffic.com
File photo (c) MarineTraffic.com
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed “deep concern” with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker “Alpine Eternity” last week in the Strait of Hormuz. The MPA notes that “such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law” and called for an investigation by Iranian authorities into the incident.

Commenting on the previous allision between the tanker and a Persian Gulf oil platform in March, the MPA notes the ship manager, Transpetrol Ship Management Pte Ltd, had reported the incident to MPA on 23 March, and s the Flag Administration of Alpine Eternity, MPA had “immediately commenced a marine safety investigation into the incident in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s Casualty Investigation Code, and the investigation is still in progress.”