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Ships collide off Singapore

In early August 2016 the Iranian Supertanker Dream II and the container ship MSC Alexandra came to blows off Singapore with both ships sustaining damage, the MSC vessel extensively, but no injuries or pollution were reported in the incident.

The 319,999dwt Dream II, owned by Iran’s state-owned National Iranian Tanker Company, sustained damage to its bow while the MSC Alexandra was hit on its stern port quarter causing a large hole in the hull and a number of containers to fall overboard, several landing on the bow of the tanker.

Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said that prior to the collision its Port Operations Control Centre had alerted the Masters of both vessels of the risk of collision but to no avail.

Dream II, built in 2008, was formerly named Danesh while the 13,998 TEU MSC Alexandra is owned by Geneva, Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company and was built in 2010. Both vessels are Panama-flagged.

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