KUALA LUMPUR – Oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony has been detected at Cambodian waters, according to a statement by the
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Chief, Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar here, today.
The tanker has been repainted and renamed, he said. The RMN Chief gave no further details.
The Malaysian-registered vessel Orkim Harmony, carrying 6,000 tonnes of RON95 petrol worth RM21 million, went missing while travelling from Malacca to Kuantan Port on June 11.
Its last reported position was 30 nautical miles off Tanjung Sedii, Johor when it disappeared at about 8.50pm on that day.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not rule out insider involvement in the disappearance of the ship.
He said those well-versed with the vessel and its movements may have provided information to the hijackers.