Hanoi: Authorities in Southeast Asia are increasingly concerned about the disappearance of a small LPG tanker off Vietnam. The 1991-built, 4,999 dwt Teknogas’s last AIS was sent on June 8. The Malaysian-flagged ship issued a distress signal in the early hours of June 10, 200 nautical miles south of Ho Chi Minh City in the South China Sea, an area increasingly plagued by pirates.
The vessel is owned by Uni-Fleet, a Malaysian firm. The company was unavailable for comment.