The 112 meter long, 4347 gt tanker Dongfang Glory exploded and caught fire on the Batang Belawai near Tanjung Manis, Malaysia. The tanker was undergoing maintenance with 17 crew and 5 repair workers when an there was an explosion followed by a fire on the main deck. Authorities were alerted and dispatched the nearby fire brigade to the scene. Before fire fighters arrived, the crew of the Dongfang Glory were able to douse the fire. Two crew members and the master of the Dongfang Glory sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.
The freighter Jung Soon sank in the South China Sea off the coast of Borneo near Tanjung Manis, Malaysia. The vessel was en route to Kuching from Sibu with its cargo of timber when it’s hull suffered water ingress and sank. One crew man was missing, but eleven others were able to swim to safety. Local authorities launched a search and rescue mission for the missing crewman. The incident is under investigation.