150,000-dwt crude M/T Front Sunda (built 1992), in ballast,
exploded and forced Master to abandon at 1700 Singapore time,
200 miles NE of Singapore -- 1 crew missing.
K Line's 2,069-teu container M/V Bay Bridge (built 1985),
one of several vessels in the area,
is carrying the 25 recovered crew to Singapore --
said to be in good health.
Blast took place in the No 6 cargo tank.
Extent and nature of the damage
and amount of fuel on board vessel unknown.