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Relic hunters told to stay away from shipwreck site

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heritage Department has warned that it will throw the book at souvenir hunters, following reports of people digging for artefacts at the newly found site of a shipwreck in Sungai Pahang.

Historical artefact: Onlookers taking a closer look at the shipwreck in Sungai Pahang.

‘Decide fast on shipwreck’

PEKAN: The authorities will have to quickly decide on what to do with the shipwreck in Paloh Hinai here before the river swallows it up again at the end of the dry season.

Still a mystery: The shipwreck still attracting curious onlookers keen to see it up close.

Anchoring mistake blamed for passenger steamer accident

PETALING JAYA: Steamer SS Amherst had sailed from Singapore before it reportedly ran aground on a sandbar in Sungai Pahang on Nov 17, 1901.

Old shipwreck raises interest

PEKAN: The discovery of an old shipwreck in Sungai Pahang here can help answer the mystery behind the sinking of SS Amherst during its last voyage in 1901, says the National Heritage Department.

Mystery emerges: Children playing near the shipwreck in Sungai Pahang.