Hanjin Shipping vessel involved in collision off Singapore

Hanjin Shipping vessel involved in collision off Singapore

Hanjin Shipping containership Hanjin New York has dragged anchor off Singapore colliding with MSC containership MSC Claudia, The New Paper reports.

The incident occurred on Friday while both vessels were anchored at the Eastern Bunkering “A” area near the Singapore Anchorage off Changi Naval Base. The New Paper quotes an Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore spokesperson as saying the Hanjin New York dragged anchor, before striking the bow of the MSC vessel.

Ten containers from the 8,586-teu Hanjin-owned vessel fell onto the MSC ship’s bow, while another container fell into the sea.

There are no reports of pollution or injury to the crew, however both vessels sustained minor damage.

According to Alphaliner, the Hanjin New York is one of five vessels currently in Singapore waters.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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