Tanker collides with cargo ship south-west of Sg Muar estuary

JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A tanker, MV Galapagos, and a cargo ship, MV Zephyr Lumos, collided 26km (14.1 nautical miles) south-west of the Sungai Muar estuary early Sunday (July 11).

Johor Maritime director First Maritime Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria said upon receiving an emergency signal on the collision at 12.03am, the department mobilised its assets to the scene.

"We received the emergency signal from MV Zephyr Lumos while the emergency signal from MV Galapagos was received through the Indonesian National Search and Relief Agency (Basarnas) in Pekan Baru," he said.

“It is believed MV Zephyr Lumos crashed into the right side of MV Galapagos. However, no casualties were reported.

"The cause of the incident and the number of crew involved are still being investigated," he said in a statement.

First Adm Nurul Hizam said the Southern Region Marine Department and the Johor Department of Environment had been informed of the incident for further action. – Bernama

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