Bulkers Collide off Singapore
The 289 meter long bulk carrier Southern Explorer collided with the 225 meter long bulk carrier Best Unity in the Singapore Straits. Both vessels sustained damage in the collision. The Southern Explorer’s hull was breached at the bow and suffered water ingress. Both vessels proceeded to a nearby anchorage. Tugs and support vessels were standing by. No reports of injuries. The Southern Explorer was en route to Taiwan while the Best Unity was in ballast after unloading its cargo from Kaoshiung.