We have learned of an incident involving a collision between the vessels DREAM II and MSC ALEXANDRA, approximately 3km SE of Sebarok Island.
DREAM II is a Panama flag, 2008 built, 164,241gt crude oil tanker, on a voyage from Iranian ports to Chinese ports.
MSC ALEXANDRA is a Panama flag, 2010 built, 153,115gt fully cellular containership, on a voyage between Middle East and China via Singapore, having previously called at European ports.
Before the incident, MPA Port Operations Control Centre had alerted both shipmasters to the risk of collision. However, DREAM II suffered damage to her bow and MSC ALEXANDRA sustained damages to her port quarter hull. Both vessels are stable and safely anchored at Singapore, although MSC ALEXANDRA reported that 10 empty containers fell overboard during the incident, six into the water but four onto the deck of DREAM II itself. MPA broadcast a warning of containers floating in the vicinity and deployed survey and salvage teams to recover the containers.
It is possible that owners of MSC ALEXANDRA will declare General Average and, if W.E. Cox Claims Group can be of assistance in providing guarantees, arranging surveys, adjusting potential losses or undertaking recovery please do not hesitate to contact us.