A Singapore-registered vessel sank on Saturday about one nautical mile south of Pulau Mungging, off Johor.
The MT Kit 57 and another Singapore-registered vessel were moored together when a fire broke out in the engine room of the unoccupied and unmanned MT Kit 57. The 18 all-Myanmar crew of MT Kit 57, who were on board the other vessel - the MT Sakses Satria 1 - cut off the mooring ropes after the fire began spreading.
Two crew members were injured.
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