EXCLUSIVE: New Fire on MISC Berhad’s Tanker ‘Bunga Alpinia’

By Accidents

MISC Berhad (MISC) has told in a statement that a fire broke out onboard its 38,000 DWT chemical/palm oil tanker vessel, Bunga Alpinia at nearly 2.30am (local time) this morning.
The ship was alongside the PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol Sdn Bhd terminal in Labuan when the accident took place.
The vessel has 29 crew members, of whom 23 crew members are Malaysians and 6 Filipinos. Currently, 24 have been safely brought ashore whilst 5 are still unaccounted for.
No further information of the accident are accessible at this point in time. All naval and other authorities have been warned accordingly and we are working nearby to render the necessary assistance.