…As Container ship suffered steering failure, on tow, North sea***
LPG tanker HAMBURG DW requested immediate medical assistance and reported that 1 Turkish crew has died, 3 in critical condition, after inhaling ammonia gas, in the evening Apr 6 in Malacca Strait, off Port Klang, Malaysia.
Tanker is en route from Al Duqm Oman to Zhanjiang China. Tanker turned to Port Klang and anchored at Port Klang anchorage at around 1600 UTC Apr 6.
Malaysian Maritime Agency MMEA responded, sending emergency teams with hazmat unit. 3 injured crew, including 2 Turks and 1 Indian, were taken to hospital at Klang, all 3 remain in critical condition. As of 0300 UTC Apr 7, tanker remained at anchor.
In another development, Container ship escape suffered steering failure with rudder remaining fixed in one position, and began circling north of Vlieland island, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands, North sea, at around 0200 UTC Apr 7, being en route from Rotterdam to Helsinki Finland.
Dutch CG responded and sent tugs, escape was taken on tow by offshore tug GUARDIAN (IMO 9637363) with etug MULTRATUG nearby. According to tracks, towage commenced sometime after 0500 UTC, the ship is to be towed probably, to anchorage.