LUMUT, November 19, 2014 – At approximately 2330 yesterday (Tuesday, 18 November 2014), the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) KD Perantau vessel, while tied up alongside at Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) begun to list to port and take in water. The vessel is now listing but further water ingress has been halted.
BNS does not wish to speculate on the reasons for this incident. An engineering survey is underway to establish the exact causes.
Meanwhile, we can confirm there has been no physical injury or loss of life involving naval or shipyard personnel as a result of the incident.
In conjunction with our colleagues in RMN, efforts to refloat the vessel are underway.
Further advices and information will be provided when appropriate