Thai chem tanker Danai 4 disappeared in South China Sea, probably hijacked
ReCAAP: On 13 Oct 13, ReCAAP ISC was alerted by that the owner of Thailand-registered oil product tanker, Danai 4, reporting that he had lost contact with the vessel. The owner’s last communication with the vessel was on 10 Oct 13 at or about 2000 hrs at approximately 17.78 nm northeast of Tanjung Penawar, Malaysia, near position 1 35.48N 104 34.08E.
Danai 4 departed Singapore on 9 Oct 13 and was scheduled to anchor off Vietnam for transferring of fuel on 12 Oct 13. The tanker was laden with marine gas oil and has 15 crew onboard. The ReCAAP ISC, had alerted regional maritime authorities including the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to assist in locating Danai 4.
Chemical tanker Danai 4, IMO 8613530, dwt 1924, built 1986, flag Thailand, manager THAI INTERNATIONAL TANKERS CO. LTD, Bangkok.