The 763 dwt tanker Nur Eye 1 caught fire while off Port Klang, Malaysia. The tanker was loaded with 180 tons of fuel on board when a fire broke out in the engine room. The blaze quickly grew and forced the 11 crew on board to abandon ship. All 11 crewmen from the Nur Eye 1 were rescued by the water police. Firefighting tugs were dispatched and were able to extinguish the blaze, but the tanker’s superstructure and engine room were completely burnt out. Reports state the fire did not reach the tanker’s cargo. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
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