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12 rescued from burning freighter in Singapore waters

Photo: Marcus Hand Singapore anchorage
Anchorage in Singapore port
The Singapore authorities have rescued 12 crew from a fire onboard a Malaysia-owned general cargoship.

A fire was reported onboard 1,598 dwt, Tanzania-flagged, Layar Anggun 8 at 12:50 pm local time on 16 April in Singapore territorial waters off Pedra Branca.

“All 12 crew have been safely recovered onto a Singapore Police Coast Guard craft and are on their way to Singapore,” the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said.

The rescued crew comprise 11 Indonesian and one Bangladeshi national.

"The vessel is currently stationary off Tanjung Berakit, in Indonesian waters. MPA has alerted the relevant Indonesian authorities," the MPA said.

The 1991-built Layar Anngun 8 is owned by Malaysian company Ilham Layar according to the Equasis database.

TAGS: Dry Bulk Asia