An unqualified and non-English speaking deck officer in charge of the Dominica-flagged 108m-long trailing suction hopper dredger JBB De Rong 19 involved in a fatal collision with an Indonesian tanker in Singapore waters last year was jailed for two years by a Singapore court after he pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of five of his crew by performing a rash act, The Straits Times reported.

The US warship John S McCain involved in a fatal collision with the tanker Alnic MC in the Singapore Strait last August was caused by the naval vessel making a sudden turn to port according investigating authorities in Singapore.

Defying difficult market conditions traffic in the world's busiest shipping lane, the Malacca Straits, continued to grow over the last three years hitting an all time high of 84,456 transits in 2017.

The littoral nations of Singapore and Malacca Straits (SOMS) have signed an agreement for phase two of a hydrographic survey of the busy waterway.

Two bodies have been recovered out of five missing following a collision between a dredger and a tanker early on Wednesday morning in the Singapore Strait.

Five seafarers are missing after a tanker collided with a dredger in the Singapore Strait early on Wednesday morning.

The remains have been recovered of all 10 US Navy sailors missing from last Monday’s collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC in the Singapore Strait.

An AIS track of the tanker involved in the collision with the US warship USS John S. McCain shows it taking the expected course to enter the Singapore Strait.

The search area for 10 US Navy sailors missing from the collision between a warship and a tanker in the Singapore Strait has been extended 2,260 sq km.

The US Navy has called an “operational pause” to its fleet after the destroyer USS John S McCain collided with a tanker in the Singapore Strait leaving 10 missing and five injured.

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