Posted on February 07, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Hong-Kong flagged oil tanker, Shun Sheng, collided with the tug KOI 3, at approximately 05:00 am local time, during the early morning hours of February the 7th.
The incident took place in the Singapore Strait, west of Senang Island, Indonesia. The Shun Sheng was en route from Hong Kong to Lumut, Malaysia in the western Malacca Strait at the time of the collision.
As a result of the collision, the tug proceeded to capsize, leaving the crew stranded at sea.
Out of the 6 people on board, 4 were successfully rescued, but 2 are still considered missing.
The four survivors were taken to a nearby Singapore Hospital at approximately 9:40 am in order to receive immediate medical treatment.
Initially, the oil tanker did not stop after the collision. It only reversed course and returned to the scene at 1 pm, at the prompting of local maritime authorities.
The search for the remaining seafarers is still ongoing.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic