Cargo ship capsized and sank in Singapore Strait

Deck cargo ship AMANDA capsized and sank in the afternoon Dec 25 some 3 nm east of Tanjung Sepang, Malaysia, eastern Singapore Strait. The ship suffered steering failure, went out of control, collided with another ship (understood anchored), capsized and sank. Of 9 Bangladeshi and Chinese crew, 6 people were rescued, 3 went missing.
Deck cargo ship AMANDA, IMO 8695021, dwt 2400, built 2010, flag Palau, manager O&F MARINE SDN BHD, Johor, Malaysia.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.