International Desk: More than 12 hours after two ships collided off Singapore, three crewmembers remain missing, while two are dead.
The accident, involving a Dominican-registered dredger and Indonesian-registered tanker, happened in the early hours of Wednesday (Sept 13), about 1.7 nautical miles southwest of Sisters' Island.
The dredger, which had 12 crewmembers on board, capsized. Its crew consisted of 11 Chinese nationals and one Malaysian.
Seven of the Chinese nationals were rescued and transferred to the Singapore General Hospital for treatment. As of Wednesday afternoon, at least two of the seven remained in hospital. Two bodies were found and three crewmembers are still missing.
The 26 Indonesian crew on the tanker were unscathed. However, the ship's right front section was visibly damaged.
The Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System provided navigational information to both vessels prior to the collision.
risingbd/Dhaka/September 13, 2017/A K Azad