Japanese ship collides with Royal Brunei Navy vessels

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A JAPANESE ship collided into two Royal Brunei Navy vessels yesterday after losing manoeuvrability whilst approaching Muara Port.

According to the Ministry of Communications, the Ro-Ro ship Trans Future 2 – owned by a Japanese company and registered in Panama – was carrying imported vehicles when it experienced loss of manoeuvrability in the Muara Channel at approximately 8.40am.

The incident resulted in a collision with two naval vessels berthed at the Navy Jetty, causing structural damage to the left side of one vessel.

No injury or loss of life was reported.

A detailed investigation is under way by the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the incident.

In the wake of the collision, the Marine Department advised the public, particularly members of the shipping community, captain of vessels as well as boat owners, to always remain alert and vigilant whilst ensuring their vessels are continuously seaworthy when in Brunei waters.

The Brunei Times