According to standard Maritime Collision Regulations, the Thorco Cloud had right of way when the ship was rammed violently port side by tanker vessel Stolt Commitment in the Singapore Strait on December 16 around 8 pm CET, explains Bjarne Cæsar Jensen, pilot at Danpilot and chairman of association Danish Pilots, who has on ShippingWatch's request studied news agency Reuters' animation and visual depiction of the two vessels' sailing and routes ahead of the dramatic collision.
The collision resulted in a tragedy after which six Philippine seafarers from the Thorco Cloud remain missing, while another six seafarers were rescued, including the ship's Ukrainian captain.
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