One more tanker disappeared in South China Sea
The ReCAAP ISC received information that the shipping company of Malaysia registered product tanker, Orkim Harmony had reported loss of communications with the vessel. The company had been receiving the vessel’s hourly position update until 11 Jun 15 at about 2054 hrs. Subsequently, attempts to contact the vessel on all available communications were not successful. The ship's last known position was at 02 08.90N 104 27.30E (17 nm southwest of Pulau Aur, Malaysia).
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Indonesian Navy has reportedly deployed patrol boats to search for Orkim Harmony. Orkim Harmony is carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of ULG 95 (petrol) and has crew comprising Indonesians, Malaysians and Myanmar nationals onboard.
Search under way.
Vessel was en route from Malakka Malaysia to Kuantan Malaysia.