By MarEx 2015-07-13 15:44:18
Three crew members of the M/V Hi Ram were killed while working in an isolated area of ship on July 12th. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) chief Captain Amran Daud released a statement saying his unit received a distressed call from the ship earlier in the day and dispatched a patrol boats.
The M/V/ Hi Ram, a Vietnamese registered ship, was in transit from Bintulu Sarawak, Malaysia to India and had just bunkered in the nearby town of Pengerang. The MMEA patrol boat about an hour to find the vessel about four nautical miles southeast off of the coast.
When MMEA authorities boarded the ship they found three bodies covered with blankets on the deck and two sick crew members, who had also been overcome by gas fumes. All of the crewmembers were Vietnamese nationals.