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March 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Seven men were killed in an explosion aboard an oil tanker anchored in the Straits of Malacca off southern Johore state, Malaysian police said Tuesday. The men were trapped in a compartment below decks during a fire and explosion on board the tanker Magnum on Monday, a police official told reporters.
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June 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
At least nine shipyard workers burned to death Wednesday in a fire aboard a cargo vessel in southern Malaysia, officials and witnesses said. The ship was under repair at the Pasir Gudang port about 220 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, the capital, said Roslina Razlan, spokeswoman for Malaysian Shipyard & Engineering Co. Witnesses said they heard an explosion aboard the vessel about 10 a.m. The blast apparently caused a fire that trapped the workers.
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NEWS
June 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
At least nine shipyard workers burned to death Wednesday in a fire aboard a cargo vessel in southern Malaysia, officials and witnesses said. The ship was under repair at the Pasir Gudang port about 220 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, the capital, said Roslina Razlan, spokeswoman for Malaysian Shipyard & Engineering Co. Witnesses said they heard an explosion aboard the vessel about 10 a.m. The blast apparently caused a fire that trapped the workers.
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May 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
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.
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August 23, 1992 | Times Wire Services
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.
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September 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
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.
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November 13, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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May 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A supertanker rammed an Indian-registered cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca, where thick smoke from bush fires burning out of control obscured visibility, survivors said Saturday. Officials said 29 crew members of the Vikraman were missing and feared dead after the vessel sank late Friday south of Port Dickson, about 70 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Capt. Cartik Venghatraman of the Vikraman and four other people were rescued. The five said the St.
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September 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
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.
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August 23, 1992 | Times Wire Services
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.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
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.
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May 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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November 26, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer involved in a fatal collision two weeks ago off Malaysia has been relieved of his duties, Navy officials announced Saturday. Cmdr. John M. Cochrane, skipper of the destroyer Kinkaid, which collided Nov. 12 with a freighter, was relieved Friday by Vice Adm. H.H. Mauz, head of the 7th Fleet, the Navy said. The Kinkaid's navigator was killed and five other Navy crewmen were hurt in the collision.
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September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A supertanker rammed an Indian-registered cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca, where thick smoke from bush fires burning out of control obscured visibility, survivors said Saturday. Officials said 29 crew members of the Vikraman were missing and feared dead after the vessel sank late Friday south of Port Dickson, about 70 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Capt. Cartik Venghatraman of the Vikraman and four other people were rescued. The five said the St.
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November 26, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer involved in a fatal collision two weeks ago off Malaysia has been relieved of his duties, Navy officials announced Saturday. Cmdr. John M. Cochrane, skipper of the destroyer Kinkaid, which collided Nov. 12 with a freighter, was relieved Friday by Vice Adm. H.H. Mauz, head of the 7th Fleet, the Navy said. The Kinkaid's navigator was killed and five other Navy crewmen were hurt in the collision.
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November 13, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Seven men were killed in an explosion aboard an oil tanker anchored in the Straits of Malacca off southern Johore state, Malaysian police said Tuesday. The men were trapped in a compartment below decks during a fire and explosion on board the tanker Magnum on Monday, a police official told reporters.
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