The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it is “deeply concerned” in regard to the reported shooting incident on May 14, 2015, involving a Singapore-registered tanker Alpine Eternity in international waters.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate the incident and prevent future recurrences.
“The freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce are of critical importance to Singapore and other maritime and trading nations,” MPA said. “Such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law.”
MPA said the ship manager, Transpetrol Ship Management Pte Ltd, had reported the incident to MPA on March 23, and MPA, as the Flag Administration of Alpine Eternity, immediatedly commenced a marine safety investigation into the incident in accordance with the International Maritime Organization
's Casualty Investigation Code. That investigation is still in progress.