A Greek-owned aframax tanker and a Singaporean VLGC have crashed off of the Lion City.
Pantheon Tankers’ 105,000-dwt Astro Saturn (built 2003) and the 82,400-cbm Crystal Sunrise (built 2013) came into contact in the early hours of Tuesday morning the 17th of April.
A spokesperson for Kumiai Navigation, owner of the Crystal Sunrise, says nobody was injured during the incident.
While some of the vessel’s butane cargo escaped, there are no reports of any oil pollution as a result of the collision.
Pantheon Tankers are yet to respond to requests for comment on the collision.
The Kumiai spokesperson says the accident occurred at 02:30 local time shortly after a pilot had boarded the Crystal Sunrise at Singapore Pilot Western Boarding Ground Alpha.
“The vessel is in stable condition and now safely anchored outside Singapore while the situation continues to be closely monitored,” he said.
“The incident has been reported to all relevant authorities and the P&I Club and vessel’s insurers have also been notified.”
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