MPA Asks Iran to Investigate Alpine Eternity Incident

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 19, 2015

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 went on to address the March 22, 2015 collision involving Alpine Eternity and an oil platform located in the Persian Gulf.
 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.
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Apr 2019 - Navies of the World

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News