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Malaysian ship collision in Singapore waters adds to tension

Incident with Greek-registered freighter risks deeper spat over maritime border

The Malaysian vessel Polaris, left, and Greece-registered Piraeus collided off the coast of Singapore on Feb. 9. (Photo courtesy of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore)

SINGAPORE -- A Malaysian government vessel collided with a Greece-registered freight ship in Singaporean waters on Saturday, an incident that could pour fire on a maritime spat between the two Southeast Asian neighbors.

The collision occurred at 2:28 p.m. off the coast of Tuas, located in the western part of the city-state, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said. The agency did not say whether anyone was hurt or killed.

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