2 bodies recovered from ship collision in Singapore waters, 3 still missing

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The bodies of two crew members have been recovered after a collision between an Indonesian-registered tanker and Dominican-registered dredger took place early this morning (Sep 13), the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said in an update.

The Straits Times reported that the casualties are from the dredger JBB De Rong 19, managed by Malaysian company LK Global Shipping.

Three of the crew members are still missing. Of the seven sent to Singapore General Hospital (SGH), five have been discharged.

The incident occurred about 1.7 nautical miles south-west of Sisters' Island.

Stomper Khayzan alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and a video from near Raffles Reserved Anchorage where search and rescue operations are being carried out.

The Stomper was transporting a diving crew to the location.

The dredger capsized and was partially submerged. A total of twelve crew members - 11 Chinese nationals and one Malaysia - were on board.

According to The Straits Times, seven of the crew members have been rescued and transferred to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for medical treatment.

The tanker was damaged but its 26 Indonesian crew were unhurt.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) were alerted to the incident at 12.40am today (Sep 13) and is leading the search and rescue operations for the missing people.

The dredger was moved by two tug boats to an area near Pulau Senang for underwater search operations.

Watch the video below.