Al Rawdah Aground
The 307 meter long, 79,030 dwt boxship Al Rawdah went aground on the Batu Berhanti reef in the Singapore Straits near the island of Sanbu. The Al Rawdah had left Port Kleng heading for China loaded with a cargo of containers when in struck the reef at low tide. The boxship rests with a list to port and an LOF has been signed with a salvager. The chief engineer died during the incident due to heart failure, but due to illness and not the accident. No injuries reported with the other 26 crewmen on board. Reports state the master of the vessel admitted that he had not given proper attention to the vessels direction and was concern with the surrounding vessel traffic.