Container ship Sima Prestige detained for unauthorized anchoring off Singapore

Sima PrestigeThe container ship Sima Prestige was detained by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) for unauthorized anchoring at Kukup Anchorage, west off Singapore. The vessel was en route to Port Klang under ballast, but probably anchored due to lay-up and waiting for next cargo. The local authorities boarded the anchored vessel and initiated investigation for the root cause and circumstances around the unauthorized anchoring. The vessel will be detained until further investigation and inspection. The coast guard boarded the ship and will check the documents before release her to resume voyage. The situation is unclear, but container ship Sima Prestige will stay at the anchorage until the situation is resolved.

There were no reported deficiencies on board of the ship, except the anchoring without permission. All the crew are safe and without injuries.

The container ship Sima Prestige (IMO: 9292462) has overall length of 154.60 m, moulded beam of 24.50 m and maximum draft of 9.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 17,150 DWT and the gross tonnage is 14,036 GRT. The ship has capacity for 1,221 TEU with 178 reefer plugs. The container carrier was built in 2005 by Detlef Hegemann Rolandwerft in Germany and operate under the flag of Singapore.