June 21, 1992 |
At least four people died and 12 others were reported missing when a Singapore-registered tanker exploded Saturday night while unloading liquefied chemicals at a jetty 18 miles west of the capital, officials said. Malaysia's national news agency, Bernama, quoted officials at Port Kelang as saying an ensuing fire spread through pipelines to six tanks near the jetty holding oil and other materials, causing about 30 more explosions.
August 23, 1992 |
A cruise ship sank today about two hours after colliding with a fishing trawler, killing at least two people and leaving dozens missing, officials said. Reports on the number of people missing ranged from 30 to more than 100. There were conflicting figures on the number of passengers and crew, maritime officials said. Malaysian marine officials said about 480 people were rescued from among the 600 people on the Greek-managed Royal Pacific in the Straits of Malacca, off southern Malaysia.
September 20, 1992 |
The Liberian-registered tanker Nagasaki Spirit was on fire and abandoned by its 23-member crew in the Strait of Malacca, a spokesman for Malaysia's Rescue Coordinating Center said. It was not known whether there were any casualties. The Lloyd's shipping casualty service in London said the tanker's captain had first reported that he had been fired on and then reported a collision. Lloyd's said the tanker was sailing from Saudi Arabia to oil-rich Brunei.
November 13, 1989 |
The Kinkaid, a U.S. Navy destroyer that collided with a merchant ship off Malaysia on Sunday, is proceeding on its own power toward Singapore, its original destination, a Navy spokesman said. The collision between the Kinkaid and the Singapore merchant vessel, Kota Petani, left one American officer dead and injured five other shipmates, according to Cmdr. David L. Dillon, a spokesman for the Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego. Lt.
May 24, 1990 |
Cmdr. John Cochrane--commanding officer of the destroyer Kinkaid that crashed into a merchant ship in the Strait of Malacca of the Malay Peninsula, killing a sailor and injuring 17 others--was found not guilty of criminal negligence.
May 21, 1999 |
A cruise ship caught fire and sank off the western coast of Malaysia, and authorities reported that more than 1,100 people were rescued. The Marine Rescue and Coordination Center in Port Klang said officials believed that all passengers and crew had been brought to safety. The passengers--including Americans, Britons, Canadians and Japanese--were rescued from the Bahamian-registered Sun Vista, center spokesman Raja Malik said. "There are no reports of fatalities," Raja said.