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Source: vesselfinder.com.

Supply vessel Ocean Copper 2 sinks in Singapore waters

A Dominica-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2, had capsized and sunk in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, about 3 nautical miles from Pedra Branca within Singapore Territorial Waters in the Singapore Strait.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a press release that it received the report regarding the incident at about 7.15 am on Thursday (14 February).

Source: MPA.

According to the authority, all three Indonesian crew, earlier rescued by a nearby accompanying supply vessel, Jolly Rachel, are all safe.

Fortunately, there was no oil pollution or injury reported.

MPA stated that it has issued navigational broadcasts asking ships to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the incident and has deployed a craft to conduct a hydrographic survey of the wreck.

Traffic in the Singapore Strait remains unaffected and the MPA is investigating the incident.

The incident happened in less than a week after the collision between Greece-registered ship Pireas and Malaysian buoy-laying vessel Polaris as the former was making its way from Singapore to Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.