The 225 meter long, 76598 dwt bulk carrier Pireas allided with the 84 meter long, 2246 dwt support vessel Polaris in the Straits of Johor off Tuas, Singapore. The Pireas was headed for Tanjung Pelepas from Newcastle when it struck the moored Polaris. The port hull of the Pireas scraped along the foreship of the Polaris. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Pireas was detained while authorities conduct an investigation into the incident.
The 115 meter long, 8150 dwt container ship Salam Mesra caught fire while anchored off Marina Barrage, Singapore. The fire started in the vessel’s superstructure in one of the crew’s cabins. Authorities were alerted and dispatched four firefighting vessels to the scene. Using water jets to reach the upper deck cabins, the vessels were able to contain the fire five hours later. No reports of injuries. Details to the extent of damage to the Salam Mesra was not reported.
On July 9, the 32 meter long, 154 gt passenger ferry Sri Kandi 99 ran aground at the southern end of Pulau Tekong Island, Singapore. The ferry was making a return trip from the anchored cruise ship Aegean Paradise with 45 passengers and crew bound for Pengerang, Johor. The ferry struck the rocks off the Pulau Tekong at low tide damaging the hull and leaving the Sri Kandi 99 with a severe list. Forty of the passengers and crew were able to make it shore without issue. Authorities dispatched patrol vessels to the scene and freed the remaining 5 persons off the ferry. Reports state 2 persons suffered minor injuries. All the passengers were later transferred to the ferry Camara Samudra.
Reports stated the Sri Kandi 99 later capsized onto its starboard hull and partially sank. Owners have made arrangements to refloat the ferry. Singapore authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.