Two tanker ships collided eight nautical miles north of Tioman Island Monday. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said 19 crew members from one of the ships, MT Cendanawati, were rescued in the 5am incident. Northern maritime region operations director Maritime Capt Syd Mohd Fuzi Syd Hasan said MT Cendanawati, carrying 1,600 tonnes of lubricant, was enroute to Indonesia from Thailand when it collided with MT Cosmic 10. He said the collision caused leakage to MT Cendanawati. The MT Cosmic 10 continued with its journey. "The crew members and the ship's captain were rescued by the Lady Anyvisia ship which was about three nautical miles from the incident at that time," he said. The ship's 45-year-old captain was slightly injured in the head. The crew members were unhurt, he said.
Date: 13 Sept 2011 Source: The Star / BERNAMA