26 July 2012

An Oil Tanker in Labuan Caught Fire

Source: Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) -- A fire broke out early today on board an MISC Berhad chemical/palm oil tanker in Labuan, Sabah, MISC said in a statement.

It said the Bunga Alpinia, a 38,000 DWT IMO II vessel, had 29 crew, comprising 23 Malaysians and six Filipinos. "At present, 24 (crew) have been safely brought ashore while five are still unaccounted for," MISC said. 

The vessel was alongside the Petronas Methanol Sdn Bhd terminal in Labuan when the incident took place at about 2.30 am. "No further details of the incident are available at this point," the statement said. 

It added that all authorities had been notified accordingly and MISC was working closely to render necessary assistance. 

Stella says: This news and the picture were circulate on Facebook this morning. Five more workers are missing. I hope those workers will be found safely soon. Prayer for them..


  1. kesian kan.. ada yang terkorban tu..

    terkejut juga sebab kalau tu Methanol terminal terbakar effect separuh tu pulau labuan..

    scary juga kan..


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