Tuesday, 07 December 2021 02:46 GMT

Petroleum tanker goes missing in Malaysian waters


(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) A tanker carrying 6,000 metric tons of high-grade petrol has gone missing in Malaysian waters, a senior official said Sunday, dpa reported.

The vessel went missing Thursday while sailing off Tanjung Sedili town in the state of Johor, about 300 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency first admiral Ibrahim Mohamed said.

He said search teams were looking for the vessel and 22 crew that had been en route from the state of Malacca to Pahang state, and has 22 crew members on board.

Earlier this month, armed pirates hijacked a tanker in eastern Malaysia, siphoned off oil and robbed the crew before fleeing, according to the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre.


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