According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a cargo ship with a Malaysian registration carrying two Indonesians and three local crew members has mysteriously vanished in Indonesian waters.
The lost cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06, which was transporting iron pipes, was reported to the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) Johor Bahru at 5:13 p.m. yesterday, according to Nurul Hizam Zakaria, director of the Johor MMEA.
Hizam claimed in a statement that the information was learned as a result of a police report that the ship’s agent filed yesterday at 12:11 p.m., alleging that the MV Dai Cat 06 left the Kampung Aceh jetty in Perak on December 23 and was scheduled to arrive in Kuching on December 31.
Additionally, it was reported that a distress signal was picked up from the cargo ship 30 nautical miles northwest of Pemangkat, Indonesia, at 10.42 p.m. on Monday.
FMT reported that Indonesian officials had been alerted by the Putrajaya Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) to find the cargo ship. In order to obtain additional data on the ship, MRSC Johor Bahru has also sent out a navigational telex (NAVTEX).