Chinese supertanker loaded with crude collided with container ship, Singapore Strait

Chinese VLCC XIN JIN YANG collided with container ship DANUM 160 at around 2100 LT (UTC +8) Jan 22 in western Singapore Strait E of Karimunbesar Island. VLCC had to interrupt her voyage in laden condition from Iraq to China, anchored near collision site for inspection. Container ship DANUM 160 continued her voyage from Port Klang to Kuching, Borneo island, Malaysia. No mentioning of heavy damages. Both ships were proceeding in the same direction at the time of collision.
Crude oil tanker XIN JIN YANG, IMO 9294068, dwt 297376, built 2004, flag China, manager COSCO SHIPPING ENERGY TRANS.
Container ship DANUM 160, IMO 9477268, dwt 13177, built 2008, flag Malaysia, manager SHIN YANG SHIPPING SDN BHD.



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