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5 crew missing after dredger collides with tanker off Singapore

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Inserted: 11:14, Wednesday 13 September 2017 || Updated: 09:58, Friday 15 September 2017

5 crew missing after dredger collides with tanker off Singapore - World
The Kartika Segara tanker anchored at the Eastern Anchorage. (Photo: Leong Wai Kit)

Singapore: Five crew members of a Dominican-registered dredger were missing after a collision with an Indonesian-registered tanker in Singapore’s territorial waters on Wednesday, Singapore’s Marine Port Authority (MPA) said, reports Reuters.

The missing include four Chinese nationals and one Malaysian, the MPA said. Seven other Chinese nationals have been rescued, it said.

The dredger capsized and is currently partially submerged, while the tanker reported damage to her starboard, MPA said.

Singapore authorities are conducting search and rescue operations and the Singapore Navy has deployed three patrol craft. The Singapore Air Force has also deployed a helicopter to conduct an aerial search, the MPA said.

It said there had been no disruption to shipping traffic in the Singapore Strait.



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