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Missing Cargo Ship Sah Lian Found

September 11, 2015

Image: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)

Image: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)

 The MV Sah Lian vessel which was reported missing on September 7 while on its way from Kuching to Limbang, was found about 26 nautical miles from Tanjung Baram, Miri. 

 
Sarawak Region enforcement chief Maritime First Admiral Ismaili Bujang Pit said, the cargo ship was located at around 4pm Thursday.
 
“The ship, which was reported to have experienced a break down, was spotted by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel, KM Mersuji, and all its crew members are reported to be safe,” he said.
 
“They do not need any other assistance, and the ship will be towed directly to Limbang since they are concerned that the cargo would be spoilt,” he said in a statement.
 
Yesterday, the MMEA director-general Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar posted on Twitter account that the agency's KM Mersuji vessel had located the missing ship. 
 
Meanwhile, Sarawak Maritime Enforcement chief First Maritime Admiral Ismaili Bujang Pit in a press conference at the Sarawak MMEA headquarters in Muara Tebas here this afternoon said the owner of the vessel had informed that the company was contacted by another cargo ship which had spotted Sah Lian at 10.45pm, yesterday.  
 
The Malaysian-registered MV Sah Lian had departed from the port here on Sept 2 and last made contact the next day off Tanjung Sirik.
 
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