Small tanker sank off Singapore in Malaysian waters UPDATE

Product tanker WAN DA reportedly capsized and sank on Apr 15 some 3 nm off Tanjung Penyusop, Johor, Malaysia, South China sea. All crew were rescued, all are safe. No other information available at the moment. Last AIS records dated Feb – early Mar.
UPDATE: Capsized tanker drifted into shipping lanes and then further south, nearing Indonesian waters. The wreck understood to be taken on tow by Indonesian patrol ships, to be towed to Riau islands waters, Indonesia. Confusing news on crew – according to Indonesian sources, no crew were found on or near wreck. Details of capsizing also, remain unknown.
Product tanker WAN DA, IMO 8904927, dwt 504, built 1989, flag Dominic, owner?

 

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.