Burning tanker adrift off Indonesia
Friday 22 January 1993
'Our prime concern now is the crude oil . . . and if there is spillage and the spill reaches Malaysian waters, we can expect a disaster,' the Science, Technology and Environment Minister, Law Hieng Ding, said in Kuala Lumpur. Agents for the 260,000-ton Maersk Navigator said it was abandoned by its crew of 24 after colliding with the Sanko Honour, an empty 47,344-ton tanker.
The Maersk Navigator was carrying 1.865 million barrels (about 78 million gallons) of crude oil to Japan from Oman, a spokesman for General Sekiyu, owner of part of the oil, said in Tokyo.
'Some oil has spilled into the sea and is on fire,' said a statement by the Singapore office of A P Moller Co of Copenhagen, the Maersk Navigator's owners. 'The extent of hull damage to the tanker and possible pollution have yet to be clarified.'
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