Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pipe layer abandoned after collision with tanker off Singapore

Chemical tanker ANTEA, which left Singapore early in the morning Jan 13, en route to Ambon Indonesia, collided with pipe layer STAR CENTURION in vicinity 01 24N 104 35E, some 10 nm north of Berakit, Bintan island, eastern Singapore Strait waters, reportedly at night Jan 13.

22 personnel on board of pipe layer abandoned the on a lifeboat and were rescied, no injures reported.

Abandoned STAR CENTURION remained submerged, understood still afloat, near collision site. No information yet on tanker's damages, and tanker's position as of morning Jan 14.

Update: Pipe layer portside hull was preached with following massive water ingress, the ship is half-submerged but still afloat.

Update: Pipe layer reportedly sank after capsizing, but some information hints at STA CENTURION being still afloat, though nearly fully submerged. ANTEA suffered damaged bow and forecastle. Obviously, tanker struck pipe laying ship portside.

IMRRA, FleetMon's official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a 'amber' risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 37% (22-JAN-18), compared to the fleet average 35%.