13 Sep '17, 3am

Five sailors missing after ship collision off Singapore

Five sailors missing after ship collision off Singapore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore is one of Asia's biggest maritime hubs (file photo) Two sailors are confirmed dead and three are still missing after two ships collided in the waters off Singapore, port authorities have said. The collision was between an Indonesian-registered tanker and a Dominican-registered dredger. Twelve crew - 11 Chinese nationals and one Malaysian - were on the dredger. Seven of the Chinese nationals have been rescued and taken to hospital. The tanker's 26 Indonesian crew members were not injured. Why do ship collisions still happen? US sailors found dead after Japan collision Ten missing in US destroyer collision off Singapore The dredger capsized and was partially submerged, while the tanker was damaged on one side, the Singapore Maritime Port Authority said in a statement . Authorities are conducting rescue operations and have ...

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41250150

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