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New metal wreck off Kota Tinggi

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New metal wreck off Kota Tinggi

Post Number:#1  Postby timyang » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:23 am

KOTA TINGGI: An oil tanker is believed to have overturned off Pengerang near here due to instability when its crewmen were transferring the vessel’s oil cargo to another ship.

However, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM), Marine Department and the Department of Environment (DOE) have not detected any oil spill in the area.

There was also no trace of the crewmen, who were believed to have jumped off the tanker into the other ship, which sailed away.

It was learnt the authorities have traced the owner of the tanker, who was expected to do salvage work before the situation worsens.

From the APMM’s initial findings, there were only four men aboard the Singapore-registered tanker when the incident occurred at about 7.30am on Sunday.

“APMM officials who were patrolling the area spotted the partially sunken tanker about an hour after the incident,” First Admiral Zulkifli said in a statement here yesterday.

“The crewmen of both ships did not contact the authorities when the tanker started to sink because they were conducting illegal activities,” Zulkifli said.

Dr Zulkifli urged those who spotted any signs of oil spills to contact the DOE hotline at -800-00-2727.
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Re: New metal wreck off Kota Tinggi

Post Number:#2  Postby ericliow » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:40 am

no no no no no no no...............lets pray not a single drop of oil will spills.....
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