02 December 2009

Wooden boat sinks off Sentosa

Late Monday night, a wooden boat sank off Sentosa after colliding into another wooden boat. There were no injuries and no leakage or pollution.

Although this accident was reported on the MPA website, an earlier grounding of a container ship off Pulau Sebarok was not carried on the MPA website. It was, however, reported in the media.

Boat sinks off Sentosa after sea collision
By Channel NewsAsia Dec 09;
SINGAPORE: A wooden boat sank after colliding with another vessel off Sentosa late Monday night.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said the incident happened in the Buran Channel as the vessel headed for the Eastern Petroleum A Anchorage from Penjuru Terminal.

All four people onboard the boat, which was carrying ship stores, were transferred to a passing craft.

There were no reported injuries.

The other boat involved in the collision was not damaged.

It was on its way to the Eastern Bunkering C Anchorage from Penjuru Terminal.

MPA has marked the sunken craft with a buoy.

Navigational safety in the area is not affected and MPA has broadcast warnings to vessels to stay clear of the area and to navigate with caution.

Collision between two wooden craft off Buran Channel
from MPA News 1 Dec 09;
At about 2225hrs on 30 November 2009, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report of a collision between two wooden craft, "SC 1175H" and "SC 0485A".

The accident occurred in the Buran Channel at about 2200hrs on 30 November 2009.

"SC 1175H" was carrying ship stores and heading to Eastern Petroleum A Anchorage from Penjuru Terminal when it collided with "SC 0485A". All four persons onboard "SC 1175H" consisting of three crewmembers and one passenger were transferred to a passing craft. There were no reported injuries. "SC 1175H" subsequently drifted and sank outside the Buran Channel, activating the self-releasing marker buoy.

"SC 0485A" was heading to Eastern Bunkering C Anchorage from Penjuru Terminal when the collision happened. The craft was carrying two crewmembers and one passenger. There were no reported injuries and no apparent damage to the craft.

MPA has marked the sunken craft, "SC 1175H" with an isolated danger marker buoy. "SC 0485A" is pending post-incident inspection by MPA.

Navigational safety in the area is not affected and MPA has also broadcast warnings to vessels to stay clear of the area and to navigate with caution.

For media enquiries, please contact MPA at 6375 1643.

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