Ship's crew free to leave Singapore


SINGAPORE: The captain and crew of a Dutch-registered ship that collided with a Singapore navy vessel killing up to four servicewomen were told yesterday they could leave Singapore after being questioned by investigators. 

Singapore authorities have refused to speculate on the cause of Friday’s tragedy and say it could be two weeks before a report is prepared. 

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement the ship’s owners, P and O Nedlloyd, have promised to return the captain and the crew of the ANL Indonesia if required for further investigation. 

Three female naval officers were killed and a fourth is missing, feared dead after the container ship collided with the patrol boat RSS Courageous off eastern Singapore. 

The body of one woman was found wedged between beds in a smashed portion of the ship where the sleeping quarters were located, and two others were found washed ashore on the nearby Indonesian island of Bintan. 

Aside from interviewing the container ship’s captain and the crew, records from the ANL Indonesia have been examined by investigators from the police and MPA, the statement said. – AFP  

  • Another perspective from The Straits Times, a partner of Asia News Network. 

  • Article type: metered
    User Type: anonymous web
    User Status:
    Campaign ID: 1
    Cxense type: free
    User access status: 3
    Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
       

    Next In Regional

    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off east coast, South says
    Malaysia's economy on solid and stable footing despite global headwinds - Tengku Zafrul
    MOE conducts in-depth probe into alleged kidnap bid of pupils
    1MDB trial: Najib’s account considered ‘sensitive’, involved large sums, court told
    Sabah, Sarawak police deny child kidnapping claims after viral videos
    MetMalaysia: Monsoon transition phase to start from Oct 3
    Hajiji granted audience with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in maiden visit to Brunei as CM
    Bursa reverses earlier gains to end lower, KLCI drops below 1,400 mark
    Over 520 Filipino migrants deported from Sabah
    K-pop girl band Mamamoo to make full-group return next month

    Others Also Read