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Navy chief: Possible MT Putri Sea wreck detected


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 18 Jun 2017

Officers from the Marine Department looking at the possible locations in the search for six missing  crew members of MT Putri Sea on Friday.

Officers from the Marine Department looking at the possible locations in the search for six missing crew members of MT Putri Sea on Friday.

PETALING JAYA: The Royal Malaysian Navy might have found the wreck of the MT Putri Sea, which is believed to have sunk off Tanjung Pengelih following an explosion.

RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said on Twitter that the navy hydrography vessel KD Perantau had detected an underwater object, which is believed to be the missing MT Putri.

"A team of navy divers is on their way to verify this," he tweeted on Sunday.

The oil container MT Putri Sea lost contact with its agent in Singapore approximately 4.6 nautical miles south-west of Tanjung Pengelih at around 5am on Thursday.

It was reported that the ship, which was carrying crude oil, may have sunk soon after an explosion on board.

Six crew members were reported missing.

The 46.3m-long MT Putri Sea was registered in Equatorial Guinea.

The missing crew members were identified as Akhmad Faharuddin, 35, Muhamad Heri Hernanda, 28, Raden Abdur Rahem, 31, Rendy Alamanda, 28, Sulkifli, 39, and Yohanis Sumari, 35.

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