BURNING TANKER SINKS IN SINGAPORE HARBOR
The 959-gross-ton Panamanian-flag tanker “Onis Pratiwi” sank July 12 after catching fire in Singapore's harbor. The tanker had been towed to an anchorage off Pasir Penjang Wharf.
The fire, which started in the vessel’s engine room, later spread to the crew’s accommodations. According to a statement by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, “the engine room had to be flooded to put out the fire,” which caused the vessel to sink.
Three of the ship's 12 crewmembers were hospitalized with minor burns, while one is missing.