Freighter Sinks in Singapore Strait After Collision with Tanker, Six Missing – AIS VIDEO

By Roslan Khasawneh and Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Six crew members are still missing after a general cargo freighter sank in the Singapore Strait following a collision with a chemical tanker at 8:14 p.m. (1214 GMT) on Dec. 16. The 10,385 deadweight tonne (dwt) cargo freighter Thorco Cloud, operated by Danish shipper Thorco Shipping and registered in … [Read more...]

Fourteen Missing After Barge Capsizes in Singapore

Fourteen people are missing after a barge capsized in Singapore waters on Wednesday. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore says the incident was reported at approximately 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The report said that the Bolivian-registered sand carrier, Oceanline SC208, capsized about 7.5 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, one of the easternmost islands in … [Read more...]

Being Underway Doesn’t Make You Safe in the Singapore Strait

Over the past few years, much of the news surrounding piracy at sea has been focused on the highly publicized attacks off Africa, however in many other parts of the world, the possibility of having armed, uninvited, and unfriendly guests show up on board is quite real.  This is the situation faced by the hundreds of ships anchored off Singapore, and it appears to be getting … [Read more...]

Two Collisions, Two Spills in Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is coordinating the containment and clean-up of two oil spills following two separate collisions south of Jurong Island and off Marina South on January 29 and 30, respectively. MPA reports that the first collision occurred on Wednesday between the departing Hong Kong-flagged chemical tanker, "Lime Galaxy", and the arriving … [Read more...]

Indonesian Forest Fires Set Singapore Smog Record, Raise Concerns Over Safe Navigation

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Michael Taylor JAKARTA, June 21 (Reuters) - Indonesia deployed military planes on Friday to fight forest fires that blanketed neighbouring Singapore in record levels of hazardous smog for a third day in one of Southeast Asia's worst air-pollution crises. As Singaporeans donned face masks and pulled children from playgrounds and Malaysia closed … [Read more...]