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Malaysian vessel Polaris and Greece-registered bulk carrier collided

SINGAPORE, Feb 9 (NNN- Bernama) � Malaysian vessel Polaris and a Greece-registered bulk carrier were involved in a collision within Singapore Port Limits off Tuas today afternoon, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

The Authority said the incident happened at 1428hrs today.

There was a collision between Greece registered bulk carrier Pireas and Malaysian vessel Polaris in Singapore territorial waters within Singapore Port Limits off Tuas, said MPA in a statement here.

MPA said Pireas was on its way from Singapore to its next port of call at Tanjung Pelepas when the collision took place.

MPA is deeply concerned that the presence of unauthorised vessels in Singapore port limits can cause confusion for the international shipping community and threaten navigational safety in our waters, said the statement.

MPA said it is investigating the incident.

However, the statement did not mention whether there was any injury to the crew.

Source: NAM News Network

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