Chinese fishing vessel sinks in Penang waters


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

GEORGE TOWN: A large Chinese commercial fishing vessel ship has sunk in Permatang Damar Laut south of Penang island, not far from the coastline where Penang airport's runway ends.

The ship, which has Chinese characters as its name, is believed to have run into the remains of a shipwreck nicknamed 'Kapal Simen' (Cement Ship), which is not far from the shoreline.

Kapal Simen is about two kilometres from Penang island and partly visible from the shore during moon phases when the tide is extra low.

It is not known why the cargo ship ventured into the shallow waters at about 10am Thursday morning.

Netizens who posted pictures of the sinking ship have raised fears of the ship spilling oil and polluting Penang waters.

State Marine Department officers are rushing to the location and are expected to issue a statement soon.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

PWD takes swift action after sinkhole detected on Jalan Bagan Lalang in Butterworth
Zahid: Efforts to rekindle Muafakat Nasional must be based on original pact with PAS
Budget 2023: PM confident to get support of MPs
Don’t rush to hold GE15, focus on economic recovery, says Azmin
GE15: Mahdzir confident GPS can win big
Study how Malaysians view Pakatan, says Umno in questioning Rafizi’s ‘formula’
Those calling for GE15 during monsoon 'out of their minds', says Bersatu Youth
GE15: Warisan is BN’s main rival in Sabah, says Reezal Merican
GE15: Bung Moktar hopes for mutual gains in BN-GRS cooperation
More than 10,000 PPS to be gazetted nationwide to prepare for floods

Others Also Read