Posted on December 10, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis
Two Vessels collided in the early morning of December the 9th, in the coastal waters between Indonesia and Singapore. As a result of the collision, one of the vessels sank, badly injuring the crew in the process.
The Panama-flagged crude oil tanker, Breeze, was sailing from South Korea to Sri Lanka when it collided, allegedly, with the Indonesian coaster Makmur which was headed from Singapore to Thailand.
The incident occurred in the Indonesia-Singapore naval borders, approximately 3 miles off the Riau Islands.
As a result of the collision the Makmur sank and the crew of 11 that were onboard the vessel had to be rescued.
The unfortunate seafarers, all of whom were Indonesian nationals, were evacuated to Tuas, Singapore, where they received medical treatment.
Out of the crew of eleven, four were reported to have suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision.
The tanker was detained at Singapore Anchorage for approximately 11 hours, in an effort to fully investigate the incident.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic