M'sian Cargo Ship Goes Missing In Action For 10 Days In Indonesian Waters

The MV Dai Cat 06 left the Kampung Aceh jetty in Perak on 23 December and should have arrived in Kuching, Sarawak, on 31 December 2022.

Cover image via Malay Mail & Free Malaysia Today

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Malaysian-registered cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06 has been reported missing and it was last seen in Indonesian waters on 1 January

According to Malay Mail, Johor Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director Maritime First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria said they received the information through the Maritime Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) about the incident from its counterparts in Langkawi.

"The information was received shortly after the missing ship's agent lodged a police report on the vessel's disappearance at 12.1pm yesterday," Hizam said, as they received the news yesterday, 9 January.

"The agent claimed that the MV Dai Cat 06 had left the Kampung Aceh jetty in Perak on 23 December and should have arrived in Kuching, Sarawak on 31 December 2022."

Maritime First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria explains the current updates of the missing MV Dai Cat 06.

Image via Malay Mail

As of the latest update, the authorities detected an emergency signal from the cargo ship located 30 nautical miles away from the north-west of Pemankat, Indonesia

Malaysia Mission Control Centre (MYMCC) and Singapore's Police Operation Command Centre (POCC) have joined in the search for the missing vessel.

Three local crew members and two Indonesian crew, all aged between 20 and 57, were reportedly operating the cargo ship.

"This cargo ship is carrying a load of 527 iron pipes worth RM726,205. The Putrajaya Maritime Rescue Control Centre (MRCC) has requested the Indonesian authorities to help locate MV Dai Cat 06," Hizam was quoted as saying.

"The Johor Bahru MRSC also sent a Navtex to request the assistance of the maritime community if they have information about the missing vessel."

Johor MMEA urged the maritime community to contact its operation centre at +6007-219 9401 if they have any relevant information to share.

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