26 July 2012 07:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PETRONAS shut its 660,000 tonne/year methanol (PML) 1 unit in ?xml:namespace>
“The No 1 unit was shut down as a precautionary measure,” the spokesperson said, adding that the firm’s other 1.7m tonne/year methanol Labuan (PML) 2 unit is running normally, without providing further details.
The two units are operated by Petronas Methanol (
The 37,961 deadweight-tonne tanker Bunga Alpinia is believed to be carrying methanol, according to shipping sources.
Five of the 29 crewmembers of the tanker are still missing, MISC said.
“We are undertaking all necessary actions to ensure the safety of all personnel involved,” PCG said in a statement, adding that an investigation will be carried out in due course.
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