Ship capsizes & sinks in S’pore waters near Pedra Branca, 3 crew members rescued

MPA is investigating the incident.

Sulaiman Daud | February 14, 06:09 pm


A few days after a Malaysian government vessel collided with another ship within Singapore’s territorial waters, another nautical incident happened in our sea space.

On Feb. 14, at about 7:15 am, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that the Dominica-flagged supply vessel Ocean Cooper 2 capsized and sank.

Near Pedra Branca

According to a statement from the MPA, the incident happened in Singapore territorial waters, about three nautical miles from the Singaporean island of Pedra Branca.

Incidentally, Pedra Branca is now part of East Coast GRC.

You can see a map of where the incident took place below:

Screenshot via MPA.

Thankfully for the three Indonesian crew members on board, they were rescued by a nearby ship. No injuries or oil pollution were reported.

Incident under investigation

MPA said it has also issued navigational broadcasts asking ships to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the incident. At the moment, sea traffic in the Singapore Strait is unaffected.

A craft was also deployed by MPA to conduct a hydrological survey of the wreck, but has not yet mentioned possible causes for the capsizing and sinking.

MPA is currently investigating the incident.

Related story:

M’sian government vessel collides with another ship in S’pore waters

Pedra Branca island now part of East Coast GRC

Top image by seloloving via Wikimedia Commons.

About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve and his favourite person is Jürgen Klopp. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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