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Russian Tanker Detained Off Johor

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JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained a Russian oil tanker along with 25 crew members for anchoring off Tanjung Piai without permission. Its Johor Baru operations deputy director Commander Iskandar Ishak said that a patrolling unit received information that the vessel MT ZOLOTOJ MOST had anchored 3.5 nautical miles southeast of Tanjung…

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Hijackers’ Tugboat Discovered

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PUTRAJAYA: The hijacking of MT Orkim Harmony was pulled off by a total of 13 people but only eight have been arrested by the Vietnamese authorities. Five more are still at large and believed to have fled to Indonesia. Besides the eight who were arrested in Vietnamese waters near Tho Chu Island on Friday, Malaysian…

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Indonesian Crewman Shot Trying To Stop Pirate From Entering Ship

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KUANTAN – An Indonesian crew of the tanker MT Orkim Harmony was shot because he tried to fight a pirate on June 11, said Indonesian Deputy Ambassador to Malaysia, Hermono. He said this was narrated by the Indonesian crew members to him when he met them this morning. “The victim Mawit Matin, 46, from Bangkalan…

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MT Orkim Harmony: Najib Relieved, Expresses Thanks

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed his gratitude to all parties involved in ensuring the safe release of 22 crew of the hijacked MT Orkim Harmony. “Alhamdulillah, I am relieved that all 22 crew members of the tanker MT Orkim Harmony have been released safely this morning. “Thank you…

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Vietnamese Authorities Detain MT Orkim Harmony Suspects

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PUTRAJAYA – Eight suspects who hijacked the MT Orkim Harmony tanker have been detained by the Vietnamese authorities, said the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). MMEA deputy director-general (Operations) vice-admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said they were detained near Tho Chu Island, south Vietnam while trying to flee from the authorities. “They are…

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8 Armed Hijackers Seen Aboard Seized Tanker

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KUALA LUMPUR – At least eight armed hijackers were spotted on board a Malaysian fuel tanker that went missing last Thursday and has now been traced to Cambodian waters, according to the Royal Malaysian Navy. Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the hijackers on board the MT Orkim Harmony, now repainted…

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Hijacked Tanker Renamed As ‘Kim Harmon’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Navy released pictures of the hijacked MT Orkim Harmony, now ‘renamed’ Kim Harmon, as pirates try to evade detection in Cambodian waters. Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the photographs were taken from the Navy’s Super Lynx helicopter which tailed the ship which had at least eight pirates are…

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Navy: Missing Fuel Tanker Detected In Cambodian Waters

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KUALA LUMPUR: A fuel-laden Malaysian tanker that went missing off the east coast of Johor last Thursday has been detected in Cambodian waters, with a new coat of paint and a new name, said Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar. The MT Orkim Harmony, carrying 6,000 tonnes of petrol valued at RM21mil, is…

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Navy Widens Search Area For Missing Oil Tanker

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has widened the search area for the oil tanker reported missing in the waters of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor, covering about 4,000 square nautical miles. A search operation for the MT Orkim Harmony, carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of RON 95 petrol fuel, was mounted by the…

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MT Orkim Harmony Most Likely Robbed By Pirates

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PUTRAJAYA – The missing of Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Orkim Harmony, laden with 6,000 metric tonnes of RON95 petrol worth RM21 million is likely a case of piracy. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general Vice-Admiral Maritime Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said no emergency call was received from the tanker and there was no sign…

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Navy Widens Search Area For Missing Oil Tanker

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has widened the search area for the oil tanker reported missing in the waters of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor, covering about 4,000 square nautical miles. A search operation for the MT Orkim Harmony, carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of RON 95 petrol fuel, was mounted by the…

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‘Big Possibility’ Tanker In Indonesia, Says MMEA

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PUTRAJAYA: The Natuna and Anambas Islands off Indonesia are the best bet to find the missing oil tanker, MT Orkim Harmony, loaded with 7.5 million litres of RON95 fuel. “Based on the speed it was going, as of now it would be in Vietnam waters if it was going north. If it was going east,…

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Government Will Go All Out To Locate Missing Oil Tanker – Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will go all out to locate the oil tanker which went missing with 22 crew 30 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor on Thursday. Najib said he was distressed by the news and prayed for the safety of all…

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