Update: Iranian Cargo Ship Accident in Singapore Strait

PMO Managing Director: The damage to the Iranian cargo ship in the Singapore Strait was due to grounding, and the necessary measures have been taken to investigate the accident
Update: Iranian Cargo Ship Accident in Singapore Strait

According to Mohammad Rastad, the managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization, the damage to the Iranian cargo ship in the Singapore Strait is due to the grounding, and necessary measures are being taken to investigate the accident and save the ship.

Based on the latest information received, the cargo ship, which belongs to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), deviated from its route in the Singapore Strait and ran aground, Rastad explained.

“Details of the extent of the damage and the definite causes of the accident will be announced after the investigations are completed”, said Rastad. Currently, the priority is to rescue the ship, which is still stuck in the location, adding that local rescue teams will be used for the rescue operation.

May 16, 2020 08:39
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