8 crew members missing from Chinese fishing boat after collision with Singapore-flagged

SINGAPORE: Eight crew members of a Chinese fishing boat are missing after it sank following a collision with a Singapore-flagged tanker in China. 

The incident happened at about 12.10am Singapore time on Dec 26, near Chengshan Jiao in China’s northern Shandong province.

The tanker was on its way from Penglai to Zhoushan when the incident happened, said the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Saturday (Dec 30).

Zhoushan is in Zhejiang province further south, not far from Shanghai.

The Singapore-flagged vessel, Pearl Kenzo, is currently at Shidao Anchorage and assisting in investigations by the Chinese authorities.

MPA said it was informed by the China Maritime Safety Administration that the fishing vessel had sunk.

“The Chinese authorities had conducted search and rescue operations,” it added.

“All crew members onboard the tanker are safe. No pollution was reported in the vicinity.”

Pearl Kenzo is reportedly owned by Singapore-based Consort Bunkers. CNA has contacted the company and MPA for more information.

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