MMEA: Oil tanker carrying RM1.57mil worth of diesel hijacked, now in waters off Batam


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016

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PETALING JAYA: A tanker carrying RM1.57mil worth of diesel, earlier reported missing near the Kuantan port, is believed to have been hijacked.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency  (MMEA) director-general Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar confirmed that MT Vier Harmoni was currently “somewhere in Batam waters.”

"#MTVierHarmoni and its load is believed to have been hijacked, carrying 900,000 litres of diesel worth RM1.57mil," he said in a tweet at noon, Wednesday.

Ahmad Puzi earlier tweeted the disappearance of the vessel, saying that the MMEA had launched an investigation.

He tweeted minutes later that the vessel registered in Batam was located in waters there, based on information provided by their Indonesian counterparts.

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