Royal Malaysian Navy locates wreck of MT Putri Sea

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) today managed to locate an underwater object, believed to be the wreck of MT Putri Sea, which sank approximately 4.6 nautical miles southwest of Tanjung Pengelih, near Pengerang, Johor early Thursday.

RMN chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said the object was detected by RMN’s KD Perantau using multi-beam sonar.

“A team of navy divers is on the way to verify the object,” he tweeted on his official twitter account today.

Six Indonesian crew members were reported missing after an explosion on board the tanker which caused it sink.

The missing crewmen were identified as Akhmad Faharuddin, 35; Muhamad Heri Hernanda, 28; Abdur Rahem, 31; Rendy Alamanda, 28; Sulkifli, 39, and Yohanis Sumari, 35.

The MT Putri Sea was believed to be carrying crude oil and was registered in Malabo Port, Equatorial Guinea. — Bernama