Tosa Maru, a Japanese tanker, sank off Singapore waters on Friday (18 April) after a collision with another tanker, the Liberian-registered Cactus Queen.
GV PAN FROM Sinking tanker Tosa Maru to rescue vessels nearby.
SV PAN FROM Sinking stern to bow protruding from water.
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SV Sinking vessel viewed from the stern.
SV PAN FROM Fire-fighting boat to damaged super-structure PAN ALONG tanker TO bow.
LV Tanker partially submerged.
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Background: Tosa Maru, a Japanese tanker, sank off Singapore waters on Friday (18 April) after a collision with another tanker, the Liberian-registered Cactus Queen.
The 72,658-ton vessel's stern settled on the bottom in shallow waters in the Port of Singapore. Its bow could still be seen above the waves.
Tosa Maru caught fire when explosions rocked the two ships after colliding on Thursday night. The ship's 31 crew members were taken to safety.
Cactus Queen sustained little damage.
A Singapore Government spokesman said oil leakage from the tanker was not expected to cause any pollution problem. Three vessels were dealing with the spillage and others standing by.
He added that the slick was moving away from Singapore.
The island republic was last threatened by a massive slick from a grounded Japanese super-tanker which leaked about 3,000 tons of crude oil into Singapore waters in January.