Thailand Product Tanker Reported Missing
ReCAAP ISC reported that the owner of Thailand-registerer oil product tanker, Danai 4 had lost contact with the vessel, and the ship is assumed missing.
The owner’s last communication with the vessel was on October 10, 2013 at approximately 17.78 nm northeast of Tanjung Penawar, Malaysia (1° 35.48’ N, 104° 34.08’ E).
Danai 4 (IMO 8613530, dwt 1924, built 1986, flag Thailand, manager Thai International Tankers Co. Ltd., Bangkok)departed Singapore on October 9, 2013 and was scheduled to anchor off Vietnam for transferring of fuel on October 12. The tanker was laden with marine gas oil and has 15 crew onboard.
The ReCAAP ISC, upon receiving the information had alerted the ReCAAP Focal Points in the region, and the regional maritime authorities including the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to assist in locating Danai 4.