Tuesday, April 23

3 vessels deployed to search for missing oil tanker: RMN Chief

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has deployed three vessels to search for an oil tanker which went missing last Thursday, at 30 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi in Johor.

The KD Terengganu, KD Pendekar and KD Ganyang are in the midst of locating the MT Orkim Harmony which was laden with 6,000 metric tonnes of RON95 petrol at the time of its disappearance.

There were 22 crewmen on board.

RMN Chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said about 150 RMN personnel were involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operation.

“We are assisting the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in the SAR,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

MT Orkim Harmony was sailing from Malacca to Kuantan when it went missing.

On board the Malaysian-registered tanker were crewmen comprising 16 Malaysians, five Indonesians and a Myanmar.-Bernama