Singapore condemns tanker shooting incident off Iran

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed “deep concern” with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker “Alpine Eternity” last week in the Strait of Hormuz.

The MPA noted that “such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law” and called for an investigation by Iranian authorities into the incident.

Commenting on the previous allision between the tanker and a Persian Gulf oil platform in March, the MPA notes the ship manager, Transpetrol Ship Management Pte Ltd, had reported the incident to MPA on 23 March, and s the Flag Administration of Alpine Eternity, MPA had “immediately commenced a marine safety investigation into the incident in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s Casualty Investigation Code, and the investigation is still in progress.”

 



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