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Container ship and bulk carrier collision and grounding in Singapore Strait

PortandTerminal.com, May 11, 2020

SINGAPORE – An Iranian container ship, the SHAHRAZ, and an Indonesian bulk carrier, the SAMUDRA SAKTI I, are reported to have run aground in Singapore Strait at around 1900 UTC on May 10 in close proximity to each other headed in the same direction. As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain grounded in the same positions.

Screen grab of container ship with breached hull
Hull breach on the container ship.

Maritime Bulletin is reporting that photos they have received suggest that there was a serious collision between the two vessels with the container ship sustaining a hull breach and cracks port side.

Container ship SHAHRAZ, IMO 9349576, dwt 86018, capacity 6572 TEU, built 2008, flag Iran, manager RAHBARAN OMID DARYA SHIP MGMT, Tehran.
Bulk carrier SAMUDRA SAKTI I, IMO 9238258, dwt 23573, built 2001, flag Indonesia, manager LINTAS MARITIM INDONESIA PT.

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