Container ship and Aframax tanker collided in Malacca Strait

Aframax tanker ZEPHYR I collided with container ship GSL GRANIA at around 0430 LT (UTC +8) Sep 27 in Malacca Strait halfway between Malacca City and Singapore, understood both container ship and tanker in load were sailing in the same eastern direction. Tanker struck container ship stb stern, both ships sustained heavy damages, both ships have been anchored after collision and as of 2250 LT remained anchored. Tanker loaded with bitumen was en route to China, container ship was en route from Savannah to Tanjung Pelepas, ETA Sep 27.
Product tanker ZEPHYR I, IMO 9255880, dwt 105588, built 2002, flag Panama, manager?
GSL GRANIA, IMO 9285653, dwt 93643, capacity 7455 TEU, built 2004, flag Liberia, manager CONCHART (EQUASIS).



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