Update 2 - Collision of TANKER KARTIKA SEGARA and DREDGER JBB DE RONG 19

14 September 2017

1     As of 6pm (Singapore time), multi-agencies search and rescue (SAR) efforts to locate the remaining three missing crew of Dominican-registered dredger JBB DE RONG 19 are still ongoing. The dredger had collided with Indonesian-registered tanker KARTIKA SEGARA in Singapore territorial waters at about 12.40am (Singapore time) on 13 September 2017, despite collision warnings issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

2     Of the two crew members who were warded in hospital yesterday, one has since been discharged and one remains under observation at the Singapore General Hospital.

3     Today, the MPA continues to lead the SAR operations with support from relevant Singapore agencies. The total surface search area was expanded to 250 km2 from 130km2 on 13 September 2017.  The aerial search area has also expanded to 2701km2 from 770km2.  

4     The SAR, supported by assets from the Singapore agencies, include five aircraft from Republic of Singapore Air Force, 21 vessels from MPA, the Republic of Singapore Navy, Singapore Police Coast Guard and Singapore Civil Defence Force; and eight vessels from PSA Marine and POSH SEMCO. To date, about 280 personnel have been involved in the SAR operations.

5     The Indonesian Rescue Coordination Centre is working with Singapore authorities to assist the SAR operations with 10 vessels in Indonesian territorial waters.