A Malaysia-flagged LPG tanker has resumed communications with its shipowner after it was thought to be missing on 10 June.
The 4,200 gt tanker, Teknogas, owned by Silverline Maritime told IHS Maritime that it was “human error” that lead to the technical mistakes in issuing the distress signal at 02:30 h local time on 10 June.
Since then, the tanker did not contact the owner and there was no update of the vessel’s position in AIS. The vessel movement of Teknogas later reappeared in AIS Live vessel tracking system on 13 June, indicating that the vessel was on its way and approaching Palembang, Indonesia through the river Sungai Gerong.
Silverline Maritime has confirmed with IHS Maritime that the tanker is safe and had arrived at its destined port of Palembang, Indonesia on 13 June.