Bulk Carrier and Cargo Ship Collide in the Straits of Singapore

A Vietnamese-registered cargo vessel damaged one of its hatches after it collided with another vessel in the waters off Singapore on Saturday. The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore said the collision occurred about 3.4 kilometres south of Sisters Islands.

2013.03.05 - Bulk Carrier & Cargo Ship Collide in the Straits of Singapore

MPA said there was no oil spill or injury to crew members. Traffic in the Singapore Strait was also not affected.

The bulk carrier had no significant damage and continued its journey.

Beks Halil was obviously overrunning  the smaller vessel, but at a very close distance, dangerously close (most probably because bulk carrier couldn’t take more to the left because of the opposite traffic). To make things worse, the smaller vessel suddenly started to turn left.

Sources: SeaNews Turkey, Maritime BulletinChannel News Asia

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