Search for crew after freighter sinks in Singapore Strait

An Indonesian team continuing its search yesterday for six crew members missing from a freighter that sank after a collision in the Singapore Strait on Wednesday night. Thorco Cloud, bearing the Antigua and Barbuda flag, collided with Cayman Islands-
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An Indonesian team continuing its search yesterday for six crew members missing from a freighter that sank after a collision in the Singapore Strait on Wednesday night. Thorco Cloud, bearing the Antigua and Barbuda flag, collided with Cayman Islands-registered chemical tanker Stolt Commitment in Indonesian waters 11km north-west of Batam. Five people were rescued by Singapore's Police Coast Guard, together with the Maritime and Port Authority, while another was rescued by the tanker, which had only minor damage. The six are warded at Singapore General Hospital for observation. No Singaporeans were on either vessel. There have been no reports of oil spills or disruption to shipping traffic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2015, with the headline 'Search for crew after freighter sinks in Singapore Strait'. Print Edition | Subscribe