KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — Two ships, MT Strovocos and MV Ocean Line 5001 collided at about 2.4 nautical miles towards the Tanjung Bruas Terminal in Tanjung Keling Waters, Melaka today.
The Marine Department (JLM) however said the collision involving a tanker (MT Strovocos) and a dredger (MV Ocean Line 5001) at about 11.38 am did not cause any casualties or threat to the environment.
“The MV Oceanline 5001 from the Kota Laksamana land reclamation area was heading towards the sand extraction location at the Melaka Port limit before colliding into the centre-left portion of the tanker, which was then anchored at the port,” it said in a statement here today.
As a result of the collision, both ships were damaged and JLM has set up an investigation team to identify the cause of the incident.
JLM is constantly monitoring the situation to maintain the safety of other navigation ships while ensuring the marine environment is not polluted.