Sunken tanker found off Malaysia:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Malaysia said Mon­day it had found the wreck­age of a tanker which sank last week with six crew on board as of­fi­cials bat­tle to con­trol an oil spill.

The MT Putri Sea went down last Thurs­day off the south­ern state of Jo­hor and all six In­done­sian crew are miss­ing, feared dead.

In a state­ment Mon­day, the Malaysian Mar­itime En­force­ment Agency said the four-day search-an­dres­cue op­er­a­tion for the crew was halted Sun­day af­ter ef­forts to find them failed.

The agency added the op­er­a­tion to con­tain an oil spill in the area was on­go­ing, but it is not clear how much oil the 46 me­tre- long ship was car­ry­ing.

Malaysian navy chief Ahmad Ka­marulza­man Ahmad Badarud­din tweeted that divers had con­firmed that the un­der­wa­ter wreck­age was the MT Putri Sea.

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