Five seafarers went missing in Indonesian waters from the Malaysian cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06 on January 9, with the ship’s agent filing a missing report.
The cargo ship was carrying 527 pipes worth RM726,205 when it went missing on January 9, according to the First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria of Johor Maritime.
The ship was travelling from Kampung Acheh in Perak to Kuching, Sarawak, where it was scheduled to berth on December 31 after a journey of 7 days starting from December 23.
However, it disappeared from the radar on January 1, when it was last detected 0.2 nautical miles away from Johor water in Indonesia.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency received a radio beacon signal from the ship on January 9, 10:42 pm local time, when it was 30 miles north-west Pemangkat, Indonesia.
The National Search and Rescue Agency of Indonesia was working to locate the ship as of January 11.
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