Photos: 6 Crew Members Rescued After Ship Capsizes Off Klang, Malaysia

A civilian vessel rescued six Indonesian crewmen after theirs had capsized Wednesday, the Malaysian Marine Department has reported. On Wednesday, the department had received a distress call regarding a ship capsizing.

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Image Credits: Jabatan Laut Malaysia / Malaysia Marine Department

In their statement published on 23 September, the department announced that strong winds had forced the MV Ocean Serene to the port side. As a result, water seeped in through the ship’s transom around 7.30 pm.

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Image Credits: Jabatan Laut Malaysia / Malaysia Marine Department

Pumps had been used but were unsuccessful in removing the water that had been rapidly flowing into the ship. As a result, the ship became submerged.

6 Crew Members Rescued After Ship Capsizes Off Klang, Malaysia
Image Credits: Jabatan Laut Malaysia / Malaysia Marine Department

The six crew members from Indonesia had abandoned the ship and were finally rescued by a civilian vessel that was in that area.

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Image Credits: Jabatan Laut Malaysia / Malaysia Marine Department

The department has sent out ships deployed to the area to monitor oil spills and movements of the sunken vessel.

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Image Credits: Jabatan Laut Malaysia / Malaysia Marine Department

The department is planning to send out a special marker buoy to ensure that other ships avoid the route. A team has been formed to investigate the cause of this incident.

Reference: thestar.com.my

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