During the incident involving very large crude carrier Dream II and container ship MSC Alexandra on Aug 3, ten empty containers fell overboard. Of these, five fell overboard onto the deck of Dream II VLCC and another five fell into the sea. Four of the containers that sank in Singapore waters have all been recovered at 0930 hours LT on Aug 6.
This photo released on social media sites shows the damaged stern of the MSC Alexandra container ship after its collision with Iran-owned Dream II Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) in the Singapore Strait on August 3, 2016. (Image: PressTV)
The owner’s local Protection & Indemnity club representative of MSC Alexandra is making the necessary arrangement to retrieve the fifth container which sank in Indonesian waters.
MSC Alexandra is currently berthed at PSAC’s Pasir Panjang Terminal to discharge her remaining containers before proceeding to a shipyard to carry out permanent repairs, whilst Dream II is safely anchored in Singapore and is making preparation for repairs.
There were no injuries or oil pollution reported.
Damage to the MSC Alexandria - Image: PressTV.ir
There is no disruption to shipping traffic in the Singapore Strait and Port operation is also unaffected. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is investigating the incident.
Damage to the bow of the Iranian supertanker