Two sailors are confirmed dead as well as also three are still missing after two ships collided inside the waters off Singapore, port authorities have said.
The collision was between an Indonesian-registered tanker as well as also a Dominican-registered dredger.
Twelve crew – 11 Chinese nationals as well as also one Malaysian – were on the dredger. Seven of the Chinese nationals have been rescued as well as also taken to hospital.
The tanker’s 26 Indonesian crew members were not injured.
The dredger capsized as well as also was partially submerged, while the tanker was damaged on one side, the Singapore Maritime Port Authority said in a statement.
Authorities are conducting rescue operations as well as also have deployed search vessels as well as also a helicopter.
They said shipping inside the busy Singapore Strait was not disrupted.
The accident comes less than a month after a US destroyer as well as also an oil tanker collided near Singapore, leaving 10 US crewmen dead.