Watch- Bulk Carrier and Container Grounded In Singapore Straits After Collision

As per Maritimebulletin, a collision was reported between a Bulk Carrier and a Container vessel. The Bulk Carrier was identified as SAMUDRA SAKTI I, an Indonesian flagged vessel while the container vessel was identified as SHAHRAZ, an Iranian flagged vessel. It is reported that both the vessels ran aground in Singapore Straits, south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC, May 10, after a collision between the two.

It is believed that both the vessels were proceeding in the same direction, very close to each other. As of 0700 UTC, May 11, both the ships are in same positions, there is no change in the co-ordinates.

SHAHRAZ was en route from Port Klang, Malaysia to Yangshan, China, while SAMUDRA SAKTI I was en route from Belawan, Indonesia to Bayah, Southwest Java.

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As per the photos surfaced on MaritimeBulletin, it is clearly evident that there was a collision between the two vessels before they grounded.

singapore strait collision between container and bulk carrier

It can be clearly seen in the photos that the container ship has sustained hull breach and cracks on the port side, while the status of the bulk carrier remains unknown so far.

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