30 July 2012 11:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysian shipping firm MISC said on Monday that the body of the last missing crewmember of fire-hit chemical tanker Bunga Alipinia has been found, bringing the number of fatalities from the 26 July incident to five.
“MISC confirms that a fifth body has been found on the vessel early this morning [Monday]. The identity of the body has yet to be confirmed,” the company said.
Five of the 29 crewmembers at the 37,961 deadweight-tonne chemical tanker were reported missing, and were eventually found dead on board the vessel docked at ?xml:namespace>
Fire erupted at the vessel after being hit by lightning at around 18:30 GMT on 26 July.
Malaysian oil and gas major PETRONAS owns a majority stake in MISC.
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