KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- A small cargo vessel from Indonesia laden with coconuts nearly capsized this morning and was stranded at Pulau Tenggol, Dungun.
The vessel carrying 340 tonnes of coconuts left Tambilahan, Riau, Indonesia, on Dec 30, 2017, and was supposed to arrive at Narathiwat, Thailand, today.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Terengganu director Capt Rahim Ramli said the vessel Rezeki Mulia 1 experienced a faulty water pump on Jan 2, at around 2am.
The vessel was 13 nautical miles off Pulau Tenggol when the water pump that was used to remove water from the vessel became faulty.
"The Indonesian skipper and six crew members were unable to repair the pump which resulted in the vessel drifting and partially capsizing at Pulau Tenggol at around 9am. They swam to the island and sought temporary refuge from a resort owner," he said in a statement here, today.....