The engine room of the yacht caught fire, three crew survived
SHAH ALAM: A yacht on its way to Pangkor Island, Perak suffered engine damage due to a fire in the engine room while sailing in Sabak Bernam waters on Friday.
Selangor State Maritime Director, Maritime Captain V Siva Kumar said, information regarding the damage that brought the ship’s three crew members was received from the Johor Bahru Maritime Rescue Sub-Center (MRSC) at 2 am.
According to him, as a result of the incident, the vessel involved continued sailing using sails while waiting for the assistance of a tugboat service to enter Pangkor Marina Malaysia (PMM) for repairs.
“Following the incident, at 2.15pm on Friday, the PERKASA 35 boat from Maritime Malaysia was arranged to move to the location to monitor and then escort the yacht until it entered the Perak state border to ensure the safety of all its passengers,” he said in a statement on Friday.
He said that the boat was boarded by two men, a local citizen and an American citizen, aged 62 and 55 respectively, and a local woman aged 51 survived the incident.
Therefore, he said, Maritime Malaysia as the agency responsible for saving property and life, expressed his appreciation to all parties involved in the operation.
In addition, he said, the public and the maritime community are reminded to always ensure that safety is prioritized before doing any activity at sea, especially considering the weather conditions.
“Any complaints and information regarding criminal activities and emergencies at sea, the public can contact the Selangor State Maritime Operations Center at 03-31760627 or MERS 999 for immediate action.
source – Sinar Harian