Chemical Tanker Goes Missing off Malaysia
The Information Fusion Centre Singapore has requested that ships keep a look out for a missing vessel by the name of MT SUN BIRDIE.
The owner has lost communication with vessel since Wednesday, January 28. The last known position was at Lat 01°19.39'N , Long 104°12.35'E (1NM South of Tanjung Ayam, Malaysia).
The SUN BIRDIE is a Malaysian-flagged chemical tanker. Additional details about the vessel - IMO: 9073256, MMSI: 533130045.
An attack on the ship has not been ruled out. 2014 has seen another annual increase in the number of maritime crimes reported across Southeast Asia with a 21% increase in reported maritime crime across the region when compared to the figures for 2013.
Inform the IFC if you have any sighting of the vessel at firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6594 5728 / +65 9626 8965.
Updates will be made available as more information comes in.
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