Ship Sinks off of Sentosa

Friday, April 02, 2004
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Vietnam-flagged freighter, Thanh Da (1,066 GT), had sunk at Western Working Anchorage, about 1 km west of Sentosa Island.

According to the master of the Thanh Da, the freighter was anchored at Western Working Anchorage, after loading general cargoes at Jurong Port. At about 1025hrs, the vessel started taking in water and subsequently sank. The shipmaster and six crewmembers were onboard at the time of the incident. They were rescued by a passing workboat and transferred to Police Coast Guard (PCG) craft. There was no report of any injury to the crew.

As a result of the sinking, some of the vessel's bunker fuel seeped into the sea, which has been cleaned up by three anti-pollution craft deployed by MPA.

Port operations and vessel traffic remain unaffected. The location of the Thanh Da has been marked and navigational broadcasts have been issued to inform ships in the vicinity of the incident. As a precaution, anti-pollution craft will continue to monitor the situation. The shipowner has taken action to engage salvors to salvage the vessel. MPA will be investigating the incident.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


IHC Services Secures Dredger Repair Contract

IHC Services, a subsidiary of Dutch shipbuilder and repairer Royal IHC, informs it has secured an order for a renovation project for a dredging vessel owned by Huta Marine Works Ltd in Saudi Arabia.

Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore,

Damen's Third Ferry for South Korea

All good things come in threes as Damen delivers the third vessel of the year, from the Damen Fast Ferry (DFFe) series to South Korean operators. Having already


Life Ring Found from Cargo Ship Missing off Bahamas

A life ring has been found from the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Thursday after sailing through Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter on Saturday.

Brazil Court Allows Lula Questioning in Petrobras Corruption Case

Brazil's Supreme Court authorized the questioning by Federal Police of ex-President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva as a witness in a broadening corruption case focused

Vehicle Aboard Charleviox Ferry Catches Fire

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix and Boyne City, Michigan, Fire Department responded to a fire aboard a Charlevoix ferry Friday afternoon on Lake Charlevoix.

Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1198 sec (8 req/sec)