Tug MCL POWER III with barge aground, Malaysia
Tug MLC POWER III with barge on tow, loaded with 5800 tons of limestone, ran aground in the evening Jan 23 on the coast off Kandis, Bachok district, Kelantan State, Malaysia, near Thailand – Malaysia border, South China Sea. Grounding said to be caused by stormy weather, uncontrollable tug with barge drifted ashore. Caravan was en route from Surathani Thailand to Johor Malaysia. No information on salvage.