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Tanker explodes off Malaysia, two dead

11/12/2014 15:14:00

Kuala Lumpur: An explosion occurred onboard a South Korean tanker off the Terengganu coast on Wednesday, resulting in two crew members killed and another two injured.

The vessel was on its way from South Korea to Thailand, and exploded about 26 nautical miles northeast off Kuala Terengganu.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) sent a rescue team to the location of the accident. The fire had already been put out when the rescue team arrived, however, two crewmembers died due to severe burns, according to Mohammad Zainal, operation director of MMEA.
The vessel suffered minimal damage from the explosion and continued its journey to Thailand.

Written : seashipnews.com

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