Two bodies recovered after ship collision

Dominican-registered dredger JBB DE RONG 19 partially submerged after the collision on Sept 13, 2017.
Dominican-registered dredger JBB DE RONG 19 partially submerged after the collision on Sept 13, 2017. ST PHOTO: LINETTE LAI

The bodies of two crew members of capsized Dominican-registered dredger JBB De Rong 19 were recovered yesterday. The dredger, managed by Malaysian company LK Global Shipping, had collided with Indonesian-registered tanker Kartika Segara in the westbound lane in the Singapore Strait at 12.40am yesterday. Of the dredger's 12 crew members, three are still missing and seven were sent to the Singapore General Hospital. One remains hospitalised.

Search-and-rescue efforts for the missing crew members of the capsized dredger are ongoing.

The 26 Indonesian crew on the tanker Kartika Segara were unscathed, but the ship suffered visible damage.

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