StealthGas Inc. announcement on ship collision

Singapore, 21st August, 2017

Stealth Maritime Corporation can confirm that its managed tanker vessel the ALNIC MC (IMO: 9396725 Liberian Flag) was involved in a collision with the US Navy vessel USS JOHN S MCCAIN off the coast of Singapore at 05:20 Singapore Time on 21st August, 2017.

As a result of the collision ALNIC MC sustained damage to her Fore Peak Tank, there were no injuries to crew and no reported pollution of the Singapore Strait. The vessel is now transiting to safe anchorage to be further assessed.

Stealth Maritime Corporation is cooperating fully with the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in its investigations as well as other responding agencies.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the missing US Navy sailors and we hope the injured personnel make a speedy and full recovery.

Further information will follow as it becomes available.

For any enquiries please contact:

Andrew Leahy, Navigate Response +65 97735595
Edward Ion, Navigate Response +65 91116871

Tanker "ALNIC MC"

Stealth Maritime Corporation press release

A close-up of the damage done to the USS John S McCain, after a collision with the tanker Alnic MC, on Aug 21, 2017. Picture by Desmond Foo.