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One dead following Singapore collision

Singapore: At noon today, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report of a collision between an Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship "BOSUN" and a harbourcraft SC3566E in Sinki Fairway about 7km southwest of Pasir Panjang Terminal.

There were two persons on board the harbourcraft, which sank following the collision. A passing vessel rendered immediate assistance. Of the two persons, one was pronounced dead while the other was sent to National University Hospital for medical attention.
 
MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to keep clear of the incident area. Port operations are unaffected.
 
“MPA is investigating the incident and will review safety procedures in the port,” the authority said in a release.  [13/03/13]

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