Tanker Catches Fire! Palm Oil Crude Onboard!

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A tanker carrying crude palm oil caught fire at the Fordeco Construction Sdn Bhd jetty, reports FMT News.

What happened?

Fire occurred at the jetty and the Ever Growth tanker belonging to Syarikat Pengangkutan Kekal Sdn Bhd said Lahad Datu police chief Nasri Mansor. The tanker was transporting crude palm oil from Sandakan.

Nasri added that after the fire broke out, the tanker was towed out to sea to prevent the fire from spreading to other ships at the Fordeco Construction dock.

Rescue operations

According to Nasri the fire was believed to have started at 11 am and  Lahad Datu district police headquarters received an emergency call about the incident at 11.40 am. Fire-fighters from the Lahad Datu fire and rescue station managed to put it out about noon. 

It was reported that there was no loss of life. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Source: FMT News

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